2017 Apr 01

NXT TakeOver: Orlando Coverage – April 1, 2017

NXT Women’s Championship
Ember Moon vs. Asuka

We go to the ring and out first comes the undefeated Ember Moon. The undefeated NXT Women’s Champion Asuka is out next. We get formal ring introductions from Mike Rome.

NXT GM William Regal hands over the new Women’s Title belt and the referee raises it up. The bell rings and we get back & forth to start. They trade holds and takedowns. They do some taunting and intense back & forth early on. Asuka hits a hip attack but Ember gets right back up. Asuka ends up hitting another hip attack that sends Ember from the apron into the barrier. Asuka keeps control for a few minutes and goes for the Asuka Lock early on. She can’t get it as Ember nails a big forearm. Asuka goes to the floor. Ember springboards from the corner and splashes Asuka on the floor.

Ember brings it back in and looks to go for the Eclipse but Asuka stops her. Asuka unloads and hits a Shining Wizard for a 2 count. Asuka with kicks while Ember is on her knees now. Asuka keeps control and takes Ember to the mat with a hold. Ember powers up but Asuka jumps on her back and brings her back to the mat. Ember starts fading at one point but she manages to bring them both down. Asuka misses a hip attack and pays for it. They both go down again. More back and forth. Ember with a head scissors. Ember goes on and hits a dropkick but Asuka comes right back. Ember knees her and hits a fall-away slam. Ember keeps the offense going until Asuka catches her with a big German suplex from the ropes. Asuka with a 2 count. Fans do dueling chants as they unload on each other. Ember drops Asuka with a forearm but she gets right back up. Ember hooks Asuka’s leg and suplexes her on her head for a close 2 count. Ember goes to the top for the Eclipse. Asuka cuts her off and climbs up. Ember counters and plants Asuka on her face. Ember goes for the Eclipse but Asuka pushes the referee into the ropes, causing Ember to fall. Asuka nails a kick to the head and covers for the win.

Winner: Asuka