NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon def. Shayna Baszler
Ember Moon overcame Shayna Baszler to retain her NXT Women’s Championship, but the titleholder couldn’t escape a sickening post-match attack from The Queen of Spades.
Baszler arrived in NXT just weeks ago, but immediately made her commanding presence felt when she attacked Kairi Sane from behind. Since then, Baszler has bullied her way around NXT and her NXT Women’s Title Match against Moon was no different.
Moon landed the first big blow via a head-first dive through the ropes, taking out Baszler outside the ring. The Queen of Spades took control of the contest from there, targeting Moon’s left arm.
The callous Baszler stepped on Moon’s left hand before ruthlessly stomping on the champion’s arm just like Baszler’s assault on Dakota Kai two weeks prior. Baszler proceeded to target Moon’s left arm throughout the match with various submission holds, but The NXT War Goddess would rise above her challenger’s attack.
Standing on the top rope, Moon hit her challenger with the Eclipse, but couldn’t take advantage due to her injured left arm. Medical personnel were called to the ring to check on Moon, who refused to stop the match.
As Moon went to pick Baszler up off the mat, the former MMA fighter locked in a devastating armbar on the champion. Moon somehow managed to get her foot on the rope to break the hold, but Baszler continued to work Moon’s left arm.
Suddenly out of nowhere, as Baszler continued to lock in a submission, Moon used her weight to pin Baszler’s shoulders to the mat and pick up the stunning victory.
After the contest, an irate Queen of Spades jumped Moon from behind, locking her in the Kirifuda Clutch. WWE officials tried to pull Baszler off, but the unforgiving Baszler locked the hold on once more before leaving the champion laid out on the entrance ramp.
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