Mia Yim def. Xia Li
Xia Li is the holder of lightning-fast kicks, as the Chinese Superstar proved during her NXT TV debut against Mia Yim. Li unloaded a flurry of strikes that forced Yim into defensive mode for much of the action. Things shifted once Yim caught Li with a spinning back fist after she attempted a flying kick from the top turnbuckle. From there, NXT’s Head Baddie in Charge tangled her opponent into a Protect Ya Neck to land the three-count.
Before she could celebrate, though, Yim had to combat an attack from NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler, who was joined by her menacing cohorts Marina Shafir & Jessamyn Duke. Yim momentarily got the best of Baszler, as they traded a fury of punches before WWE Performance Center trainees Lacey Lane, MJ Jenkins and Jessie Elaban — whom Yim sided with during an altercation with Baszler, Shafir & Duke last week — arrived to even the score. Yet, the brute force of Baszler, Shafir & Duke proved to be a roadblock as they steamrolled the trio and left them sprawled in and out the ring.
While Yim was held down on the canvas by Shafir & Duke, she engaged in a shouting match with Baszler about respect, demanding the NXT Women’s Champion “respect me!” In response, The Queen of Spades charged into her with a running knee.