Shayna Baszler def. NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon via Disqualification
Despite not being 100 percent heading into this title contest, thanks to Baszler’s TakeOver: Philadelphia assault on her arm, Moon wasted no time taking the fight to her challenger, unleashing a flurry of punches on The Queen of Spades at the sound of the bell.
Moon took her attack to the next level when she dove head-first through the ropes, taking her adversary out in front of the NXT announce table. Unfortunately for the NXT Women’s Champion, the high-risk maneuver further damaged her arm and left her writhing in pain.
The Submission Magician took advantage of the opportunity, targeting the champion’s taped appendage. Just like she did during their encounter in the City of Brotherly Love, Baszler stomped and wrenched Moon’s arm.
The ruthless challenger then tossed Moon shoulder-first into the ring post, sending the titleholder flying outside the ring. The former MMA fighter continued her callous attack, kicking and pulling Moon’s injured limb through the steel barricade.
Then, out of nowhere, Kairi Sane appeared and launched herself off the top of the steel steps with an elbow to Baszler. The bell rang as Baszler picked up the victory via Disqualification, but The Pirate Princess was not done with her attack.
Sane — who was assaulted by Baszler back on the Dec. 27, 2017, episode of NXT — continued her fiery retribution with a huge Interceptor in the middle of the ring. Sane stood tall as Baszler retreated and Moon was attended to by medical personnel.
What does Sane’s return mean for Baszler, Moon and the NXT Women’s Title?