2018 Apr 09

Raw Coverage – April 9, 2018

Raw Coverage – April 9, 2018

New RAW Women’s Champion Nia Jax makes her way to the ring. A “You deserve it” chant fires up. Alexa Bliss’ music hits, and she comes out with Mickie James. Bliss calls Nia Jax a bully that likes to throw her weight around… which is clearly a lot of weight because it’s two-times the size of Mickie and three-times the size of her. An “A–hole” chant picks up. Bliss says Jax beat up James for no reason last night. That left Bliss distraught, which is why she lost last night. Bliss says she’s a compassionate woman. When she saw Jax decimate her friend, she competed under emotional stress. Jax tells her to shut up, which the crowd likes. Jax says she did enjoy every second of what she did to Bliss and James last night. Jax says, “I’m you new RAW Women’s Champion.” Jax says Bliss is wrong about tonight. She does have a partner tonight… Ember Moon! Ember Moon comes out to a huge ovation.

Ember Moon & Nia Jax vs. Alexa Bliss & Mickie James

The bell rings, and Nia Jax quickly grabs Mickie James and throws her across the ring. Jax avalanches her in the corner. Jax goes for a second avalanche, but James moves. James kicks her in the back of the knee to take her down. Alexa Bliss is tagged in. They go for a double-team, but Jax gets the better of them. Jax holds James by the hair and points to Ember Moon. The crowd can’t wait for her to be tagged in. Moon is tagged in, and the crowd loudly cheers. Moon hits a forearm followed by a double-arm suplex. Moon kips up and sends her to the ropes, but she lowers her head and eats a kick. Bliss is tagged in, and Moon kicks her down with an enzuigiri. The crowd loudly chants NXT. Moon hits a handspring forearm followed by a springboard cross-body for a near fall. Moon punches James off the apron and sweeps Bliss’ feet. Moon goes to the top rope and hits Bliss with the Eclipse for the win!

Winners: Ember Moon & Nia Jax

2018 Mar 21

NXT Coverage – March 21, 2018

NXT Coverage – March 21, 2018

Ember Moon vs. Aliyah

They shake hands before locking up. Moon with a take down and they lock up again and Aliyah takes Moon to the mat. Aliyah with a side head lock take down and Moon with a head scissors. Aliyah escapes. Aliyah with a waist lock but Moon with a hip lock take down. Aliyah with a head scissors and Ember escapes. Ember with a side head lock. Aliyah sends Ember into the turnbuckles and then she pulls Ember down to the mat and she gets a near fall.

Shayna Baszler shows up on the stage and moves to the announce table. Aliyah with a flying forearm for a near fall. Aliyah gets a near fall while Shayna tells everyone that she runs the division even though Ember is the champ. Aliyah with a rear chin lock. Ember with a wrist lock take down and Ember with a rollup for a near fall. Ember with a sliding flatline but Aliyah gets a boot up. Aliyah comes off the turnbuckles but Ember catches her and hits a Samoan drop. Ember with a handspring clothesline into the corner and then she goes up top for Eclipse and hits it for the three count.

After the match, Ember gets on the turnbuckles and shows Shayna her title belt. Shayna gets on the announce table.

Winner: Ember Moon

2018 Mar 14

NXT Coverage – March 14, 2018

NXT Coverage – March 14, 2018

Dakota Kai vs. Lacey Evans

Kai out with a slightly taped up shoulder. Tries for a running kick right off the bat, Evans ducks it, wrenches her arm and starts dropping down some knees on the injury shoulder. Evans with a submission, Kai is able to reverse out of it, roll-up Evans and get the quick victory.

Winner: Dakota Kai

Post-match, Shayna Baszler heads out to the ring and goes right after Kai (who she previously put on the shelf). Baszler stares at Kai who looks quite scared at the moment. Baszler corners her and out comes NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon with a mic in hand. “So you really want to do this again, Shayna?” She says Baszler started it, but Moon is going to finish it at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans. Moon pops Baszler and the two start brawling in the ring. Some referees try to separate them. Baszler ends up punching Moon in the face, but Moon then kicks her in the face and heads up to the top. Baszler with a high kicks stops Moon and she puts a wrist-lock on Moon over the top rope. Kai hadn’t left though and kicks Baszler in the side of the head. Moon then lands a one-handed Eclipse to drop Baszler, Moon stands over her. It is later announced that Ember Moon vs. Shayna Baszler for the NXT Women’s Championship is official for NXT TakeOver: New Orleans.

2018 Jan 17

NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia Preview

NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia Preview

NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon vs. Shayna Baszler

NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon will face a very difficult challenge at TakeOver: Philadelphia when she puts her coveted title on the line against menacing newcomer Shayna Baszler.

The Queen of Spades stormed onto the scene at NXT just a few weeks ago, ambushing Kairi Sane from behind as she engaged in a staredown with Moon and putting The Pirate Princess to sleep with a ruthless Kirifuda Clutch.

The renowned member of MMA’s Four Horsewomen — who fought her way to the Finals of the inaugural Mae Young Classic last year before losing to Sane — then proceeded to bully her way around the WWE Performance Center on numerous occasions before destroying Dakota Kai in Baszler’s NXT debut match.

The destructive former UFC fighter continued to do whatever she wanted on the Jan. 17 episode of NXT, attacking Aliyah in the ring and prompting NXT’s War Goddess to make the save. With Moon wanting a match against the terrorizing Baszler and the destructive Superstar demanding that the contest be for Moon’s title, General Manager William Regal made the bout official.

For Moon, this is her first TakeOver event as NXT Women’s Champion after winning the previously vacant title in a Fatal 4-Way Match at TakeOver: WarGames. After spending most of 2017 scratching and clawing her way to the top of the NXT Women’s division, the laser-focused champion has made it clear that she is determined to hold onto the prized title for a very long time.

The NXT Women’s Champion certainly is doing the noble thing, standing up to the bullying Baszler, but will she regret picking a fight with such a ruthless submission specialist? Or, will the honorable Moon be able to stand up to her intimidating challenger and introduce her to the devastating Eclipse?

Watch Ember Moon clash with Shayna Baszler in a monumental NXT Women’s Championship Match on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 8 ET/5 PT on the award-winning WWE Network.

Source: WWE.com

2018 Jan 17

NXT Coverage – January 17, 2018

NXT Coverage – January 17, 2018

Lacey Evans vs. Aliyah

They lock up and Evans with a wrist lock. Aliyah with a reversal. Evans with a reversal of her own. Aliyah is sent to the mat when she tries to reverse the wrist lock. Aliyah with a double leg take down and jackknife cover. Aliyah with a forearm after escaping a backslide attempt. Aliyah with a snap mare and crucifix cover. Lacey goes to the apron and she runs Aliyah’s eyes across the top rope. Lacey with a slingshot elbow drop for a near fall. Evans sends Aliyah into the turnbuckles and she wraps the arm in the ropes. Evans with kicks in the corner. Evan with a hesitation bronco buster and she gets a near fall.

Aliyah with forearms and a European uppercut. Aliyah with a clothesline off the turnbuckles and then she hits a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall. Evans with a jaw breaker and it staggers Aliyah into the corner. Aliyah runs into the corner and is met with a punch and Aliyah goes down and Lacey gets the three count.

Winner: Lacey Evans

After the match, Lacey wonders how Mr. Regal can let the lowest levels of societal trash walk around the women’s division. It is time for a proper, sophisticated, powerful woman clean house. Lacey says she will start with the classless psychos like Nikki Cross or the confused Ember Moon or the pathetic Kairi.

Shayna Baszler shows up and Lacey goes to the back. Shayna goes to the ring and she picks up Aliyah and then chokes her out. Aliyah taps even though it means nothing. Shayna refuses to release the hold despite efforts from the referee. Ember Moon’s music plays and she makes her way to the ring and Shayna is able to get to higher ground. Ember asks Shayna if she wants to bully someone, she dares Shayna to try that with her. Ember tells Shayna to get in the ring so they can do this right now. Shayna ays she doesn’t have her gear so she will do it another time. Ember tells Shayna to name the time and place and she will bring the title. She tells Shayna not to forget her gear because she will beat her ass. Shayna tells her Philadelphia and she tells Ember to remember her title.

2018 Jan 10

NXT Coverage – January 10, 2018

NXT Coverage – January 10, 2018

Shayna Baszler vs. Dakota Kai

They lock up and Baszler backs Kai into the corner and pie faces her before kicking Kai in the leg. Kai with a forearm and a waist lock. Baszler with a suplex and wrist lock. Baszler continues to work on the elbow and wrist. Baszler with a Sole Food and a kick to the upper chest. Baszler stomps on the elbow and the referee checks on Dakota and calls for the bell.

Winner: Shayna Baszler (by referee stoppage)

After the match, Baszler chokes out Kai. Ember Moon makes her way to the ring to check on Kai. Moon and Baszler have some words for each other before Shayna leaves the ring.