Kairi Sane def. Lacey Evans
NEW ORLEANS — Lacey Evans’ plan to clean up the “societal trash” in the NXT Women’s division is off to a bad start. After calling Kairi Sane “pathetic” last week, The Lady of NXT hoped to prove her superiority to the Mae Young Classic winner as they clashed in front of the WWE Universe inside the sold-out Smoothie King Center. Unfortunately for the outspoken Evans, The Pirate Princess could not be contained in her first match coming off her appearance in the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal.
Sane darted like a pinball bouncing off bumpers, keeping Evans on her toes until the former U.S. Marine floored Sane with a lariat and wore her down with a Cobra Clutch, a move made famous by WWE’s most iconic military veteran, Sgt. Slaughter.
Evans erred by taking her foot off the gas pedal, allowing Sane back in the contest. The Pirate Princess blasted Evans with the Interceptor, walloped her with a spinning back fist and hit the InSane Elbow to continue her winning ways.