Lacey Evans def. Aliyah

Aliyah vs. Lacey Evans: WWE NXT, Jan. 17, 2018

Aliyah steps toe-to-toe with "The Lady of NXT," Lacey Evans. Video courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

Aliyah and Lacey Evans engaged in a fierce back-and-forth battle for momentum within the NXT Women’s division, but the hard-fought contest ended abruptly when Evans landed a jaw-rattling right hand to the face of her opponent to pick up the pinfall victory.

After the contest, The Lady of NXT got on the microphone and bemoaned General Manager William Regal for letting “the lowest forms of societal trash” like Nikki Cross, Kairi Sane and others compete in the Women’s division. Evans’ post-match rant was interrupted by the arrival of Shayna Baszler, whose appearance caused Evans to brusquely leave the ringside area.

The Queen of Spades then proceeded to the ring to put her unforgiving Kirifuda Clutch on the fallen Aliyah. NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon had seen enough, rushing the squared circle to make the save as Baszler left the ring.

Moon immediately challenged the bullying Baszler to a match, but the former MMA fighter was only interested in a fight if it was for Moon’s NXT Women’s Title.

After the heated encounter, Regal made the match official during an interview in the locker room area. On Saturday, Jan. 27, at TakeOver: Philadelphia, it will be Ember Moon vs. Shayna Baszler for the NXT Women’s Championship!

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