Io Shirai won an NXT Women's Championship No. 1 Contender's Ladder Match
Io Shirai will get a chance to step to The Queen.
Ascending over five other Superstars, The Evil Genius of The Sky won the Ladder Match to become the No. 1 Contender for Charlotte Flair's newly won NXT Women's Championship. Shirai prevailed in a battle of attrition, with each competitor perfectly willing to sacrifice her body in pursuit of that cherished opportunity.
Raquel González looked as though she might be the X-factor like she has been in so many of Dakota Kai's previous encounters since joining forces with The Captain of Team Kick at NXT TakeOver: Portland. Kai's enforcer knocked over a ladder that Shirai was climbing, but the "Joshi Judas" caught herself on the top rope momentarily before unleashing a springboard plancha on four opponents outside of the ring.
González even resorted to hoisting Kai on her own shoulders in an attempt to lift her to victory, but Tegan Nox and Mia Yim combined for a massive Chokeslam-powerbomb to send González through a table and netraulize her from playing any further role.
Effectively eliminating Nox from the competition was her arch-nemesis Kai, whose facewash kick sent Nox crashing through a ladder.
Chelsea Green's decision to use a steel chair against Yim backfired in painful fashion. Yim smashed the chair over Green's right knee while it was hung up on the ladder, hobbling her for the rest of the match. Not to be deterred was Green's agent Robert Stone, who tried to will Green up a ladder while scaling the opposite side. Stone's plan blew up when Shirai and Candice LeRae tipped the ladder over and sent both him and his client flying.
With only LeRae left to fight off, Shirai sent her final opponent plummeting onto a ladder straddling the second rope, allowing The Evil Genius of Sky to claim victory.