Ember Moon vs. Peyton Royce w/Billie Kay
They lock up and Ember with a take down while they are locked up but Peyton rolls on top. Peyton with forearms but Ember lands on her feet on a hip toss and she hits a drop kick. Ember with a handspring forearm into the corner and she goes up top but Peyton stops her. Royce sets for a superplex but Ember holds on to the ropes and pushes Peyton off. The referee was knocked out of position and Billie pulls Ember off the turnbuckles. Peyton sends Ember into the turnbuckles and gets a near fall. Peyton sends Ember shoulder first into the ring post.
We are back and Royce with a hammer lock and she takes Ember to the mat and continues to work on the shoulder. Ember gets a near fall. Royce with an elbow and forearm followed by a kick but Ember with a forearm. Ember with kicks and a springboard cross body for a near fall. Ember with a clothesline and a back breaker. Ember goes for a handspring forearm but Royce sees it coming and she connects with an elbow and a kick for a near fall. Ember with a rollup for a near fall. Royce blocks a kick but she misses a kick. Royce avoids a kick but Moon with a head scissors.
Ember goes up top and Billie pulls Ember to the floor. Ember with a cross body onto Billie on the floor. Royce sends Ember back into the ring and Ember with a crucifix for a near fall. Royce with a crucifix for a near fall. Royce with a Widow’s Peak for a near fall. Royce sees the Billie on the floor and connects with a forearm int he corner. Ember sends Royce into the turnbuckles and then she goes up top for Eclipse and the three count.
Winner: Ember Moon
Backstage, Ember Moon is interviewed about the rematch from Takeover: Chicago that will not include her. Moon’s not happy about missing these opportunities. She’s re-evaluated her interests and objectives, and next time she’s going to make good on the opportunity to become Women’s Champion.
Earlier today, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce talks about a remodel of the Performance Center before they’re interrupted by Ember Moon who walks in, looking dejected until a stagehand walks in with a medical release form. Ember says she will see them soon. Commentary confirms that Ember Moon has been medically cleared to return to action soon.
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We take a look at an empty Allstate Arena before TakeOver: Chicago. Ember Moon talks about being on the sidelines for that night’s title match. She would love for Asuka to retain that night, if only so Ember can take that from her. Time heals all wounds, but battle scars last forever. We go to a look back at the Triple Threat match for the Women’s Championship, in which Asuka ultimately retained the title. Backstage, Asuka is interviewed after that match and says that no one can stand toe to toe with her.