Dakota Kai def. Vanessa Borne
Dakota Kai’s efforts to keep a safe distance from volatile NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler failed again this week, though this time it was Vanessa Borne who suffered the full brunt of Baszler’s wrath.
The Queen of Spades struck after Kai’s score-settling showdown with Borne. The Captain of Team Kick — looking to get even with Borne for her inflammatory remarks last week — unleashed a full barrage of boots on her opponent before polishing her off with a modified flipping backstabber for the victory.
Kai’s celebration was cut short by the arrival of Baszler. With the mere presence of the NXT Women’s Champion forcing Kai to cower in the corner, The Submission Magician trapped Borne in the Kirifuda Clutch and fixed her ferocious gaze on Kai as she made Borne tap and then nap. Baszler didn’t stop there, instilling more fear in Kai in a locker-room confrontation moments later. This time, however, Nikki Cross was observed lurking and laughing in the shadows, leaving NXT fans to wonder what the Scottish Superstar’s apparent interest in the Kai-Baszler rivalry could possibly mean.