Ember Moon storms to the ring says she was hijacking the show until Raquel González came out. González’ music plays and William Regal tries and fails to cut her off at the pass. She gets in the ring and starts brawling with Moon, Moon gets the better of her and mouths off as security holds Gonzalez back, but Dakota Kai jumps Moon from behind and destroys her with kicks! Regal runs down to check on Moon. Security and Regal make both González and Kai leave. Regal goes down to ringside to check on Moon again.
Later, Ember Moon is with McKenzie Mitchell. “Am I supposed to be happy? Jumping for joy? I’m livid. Raquel González is supposed to be the most dominant champion in our history, but Dakota Kai constantly interferes for her. I’m going to get a little revenge on her lackey next week, and at Takeover I’m going to take what matters to her most and become a two time champion. Hell hath no fury like Ember’s Law.”
Highlights are shown of Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon winning the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship.NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon are being interviewed by McKenzie Mitchell. They’re excited to be champions. Robert Stone walks up with Aliyah and Jessi Kamea. They challenge the champions. Blackheart and Moon accept before telling Stone that his suit sucks.
Ember Moon to sit down for exclusive interview on NXT
Ember Moon was cut short in her first address since returning, but the NXT Universe will get to hear more from her this week in an exclusive sit-down interview.
Moon made it clear last week that she’s targeting Io Shirai and the NXT Women’s Championship. However, Rhea Ripley emerged to make it clear she wouldn’t stand idly by if Moon plans on budging her way to the front of the line.
The two former NXT Women’s Champions were able to co-exist for a victory over Dakota Kai & Raquel González, but tensions figure to persist.
Hear more from Moon on her shocking return and what’s next on NXT!
Ember Moon is in the ring with a mic. She thanks everyone for the pop and says she’s surprised they let her talk tonight because it’s been a while. Moon says she’s been in isolation for 14 long, hard months. She’s back now and she sees a lot of things have changed in NXT. Moon took her bike and rode on the long road, for miles and miles and miles, and she found clarity. She found who the real Ember Moon is. She found a thing called Ember’s Law, as corny as it sounds, she says. Ember’s Law says no one can walk over her or tell her what to do, because she’s going to do what she wants to do, because she’s Ember Moon, damn it. She says one thing that is absolutely the same is: mama wants some gold, baby. The music interrupts and out comes NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai.
Moon stares Shirai down as she marches to the ring. Fans chant for Shirai as she takes the mic. Before Shirai can speak, the music interrupts and out comes Rhea Ripley to the stage. Ripley loves Moon’s new attitude and says yeah she does deserve a title shot. Raquel Gonzalez suddenly attacks with Dakota Kai and they drop Ripley on the stage. They continue but Moon runs up and makes the save. Referees and NXT General Manager William Regal rush out to break it up. Regal announces tonight’s main event – Moon and Ripley vs. Kai and Gonzalez. There appears to be a bit of tension between Moon and Ripley.
Ember Moon & Rhea Ripley vs. Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez
Moon and Kai start off and go back & forth with aggressive offense. Kai kicks Moon and tags in Gonzalez. She charges but Moon counters. Moon avoids a powerbomb and dropkicks Gonzalez in the face. Moon beats Gonzalez down in the middle of the ring but then gets splashed in the corner. Kai tags in and takes Moon down for a 2 count. More back and forth now. Moon with a big dive to take Kai down on the floor. Ripley appears and levels Gonzalez for a pop. Ripley tags in and goes at it with Kai now. Ripley levels Kai with a big boot. Ripley tries to pull Kai back in the ring but Gonzalez charges and kicks her out of the ring with a big boot. We go to a picture-in-picture commercial break.
Back from the break and Gonzalez has Ripley all tied up. She finally fights out with an arm drag. Ripley and Gonzalez trade shots now. Gonzalez ends up dropping Ripley with a big clothesline for a 2 count. Kai comes in and keeps Ripley down for another pin attempt. Kai grounds Ripley and yells at her. Ripley takes Kai down but Kai comes right back with a guillotine attempt as Ripley tries to get free and make a tag.
Ripley finally slams Kai on her face. Moon gets the tag and unloads with a dropkick on Kai. Gonzalez comes but Moon fights her off as well. Moon unloads on both opponents now as the crowd pops. Moon with a big Uranage on Gonzalez. Moon catches Kai with double knees to the face for another close 2 count. Moon sends Kai into the corner but Gonzalez pulls her out of the way when Moon charges in. Kai drops Moon in the corner now. Gonzalez tags in and scoops Moon on her shoulder so Kai can deliver a pump kick to the head. Gonzalez then turns that into a powerslam but Moon kicks out at 2.
More back and forth now. Moon drops her with a big kick to the face. Ripley runs in and tangles with Kai, slamming her face-first into the mat but Kai still kicks out at 2. Gonzalez gets involved once again but she gets sent out. Kai and Ripley tangle. Kai drives Ripley down for another close pin attempt. Ripley with a big kick to Kai, then a right hand to Gonzalez on the apron. Moon tags in and drops Kai with a discus clothesline. Gonzalez breaks the pin up just in time. Gonzalez tries to slam Moon but Ripley assists and helps Moon turn it into a big DDT. Ripley knocks Gonzalez to the floor. Kai kicks Ripley to the floor.
Moon catches Kai with a big powerbomb but it was botched some. Moon goes to the top but Gonzalez decks her to stop the Eclipse. Ripley decks Gonzalez and tries to slam her to the floor from her shoulders, but Kai assists from the ring and Ripley stumbles back over the announce table with Gonzalez on her shoulders. Ripley and Gonzalez are both down on the other side of the announce table. This allows Moon to hit the Eclipse on Kai in the ring, covering for the pin to win.
Winners: Ember Moon & Rhea Ripley
After the match, Moon stands tall as her music hits. Ripley joins her and their arms are raised as we go to replays. Ripley and Holland have a bit of friendly tension but they raise each other’s arms as the crowd cheers them on. NXT goes off the air.