Kairi Sane def. Nikki Cross and Candice LeRae in an NXT Women’s Title No. 1 Contender’s Triple Threat Match
NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler now knows her opponent at TakeOver: Brooklyn IV, and it happens to be one of only few Superstars who holds a pinfall victory over the dominant Queen of Spades on WWE Network.
Kairi Sane, who defeated Baszler in the Finals of the inaugural Mae Young Classic last summer, earned the coveted title opportunity by overcoming Nikki Cross and Candice LeRae in a thrilling No. 1 Contender’s Triple Threat Match.
The electrifying showdown was nonstop action from bell to bell, and with such high stakes, each competitor left it all in the ring. Cross was at her sadistic best, wrapping Sane’s body around the steel ring post and thrashing The Pirate Princess with a series of back-breaking suplexes. LeRae demonstrated the laser-focus that she’s preached in recent weeks, bringing Sane and Cross crashing to the mat with a Tower of Doom out of the corner and, later, an innovative DDT/flatliner combination. Sane, meanwhile, was unyieldingly resilient, withstanding incredible punishment and returning it in kind.
The NXT Universe showered the Superstars with chants of “This is awesome” and “NXT,” while the coldblooded Baszler, who joined the commentators at the announce desk, looked on, unmoved and unimpressed.
LeRae appeared to be on the brink of victory when she nailed Cross with a high-arching quebrada. The only problem was that she lost sight of Sane. As LeRae covered Cross, The Pirate Princess sailed off the top rope and crushed both women with the InSane Elbow before pinning LeRae to snare the all-important win.
Sane defeated two of the black-and-yellow brand’s toughest Superstars in one fell swoop, but can The Pirate Princess do what no other competitor has achieved so far and dethrone The Queen of Spades when they collide in Brooklyn?