Mia Yim def. Vanessa Borne; afterward, Yim turned down Shayna Baszler’s invitation to join The Horsewomen
Vanessa Borne relied on outside interference from Aliyah, her own ruthless tactics and a heaping helping of trash talk to get off to a hot start against Mia Yim. But when The Vision dared to label Yim a “lower,” literally — affixing a sticker with her favorite epithet onto Yim’s backside — The Head Baddie in Charge grew enraged. Not one to suffer such an indignity without response, Yim fired off rapid-fire knife-edge chops. A cannonball and Protect Ya Neck later, and Yim found herself being announced the victor.
After the match, NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler sauntered to ringside and, surprisingly, gave Yim props for the toughness she displayed at TakeOver: Toronto. The Queen of Spades then invited The HBIC to join her as an ally, just as Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir climbed onto the apron and surrounded Yim, suggesting Baszler’s overture wasn’t entirely gracious.
The Head Baddie in Charge made her answer (a strong no) known by knocking Duke to the floor. The numbers soon got the best of The HBIC, however, as Yim fell victim to a two-on-one beatdown by Baszler and Shafir that only ended once referees broke up the melee.