Ember Moon vs. Peyton Royce w/ Billie Kay
Both women lock up, and Peyton hits a knee right to the midsection as she gets the advantage. Ember fights back, hitting a spinning heel kick and landing a head scissors takedown that sends Royce out of the ring. Ember climbs up top, diving onto both Royce and Kay. The champ brings Royce back into the ring, but is stopped by Kay which gives Royce a chance to lock Ember up in the Tarantula as we go to break.
Back from break, Royce is still in control before Ember takes her down, hitting a spinning back kick and an enziguri for a nearfall. Ember picks Royce up, but Royce rolls her up for a nearfall. Double underhook by Ember, but Royce gets out and hits a back elbow, forearm, and back kick for a nearfall. Royce goes for her fisherman suplex but Ember blocks it, only to be taken to the corner by Royce who hits right hands on the back of the champ. Ember gets out and takes Royce to the corner for a running Liger Bomb, which is blocked by Royce. Ember responds by kicking her down and hitting a big stomp on the back of Royce. Ember climbs up top, hitting the Eclipse for the win.
Winner: Ember Moon
Ember celebrates as we get replays of the match, but Kay runs into the ring hitting Shades of Kay on the champion. She continues the beatdown, getting Royce to help as they drive the face of Ember to the knee of Kay. Before they can do more damage, Nikki Cross runs in to make the save. Cross acts crazy before setting her eyes on the Women’s Championship, and then the champ. Cross stares at the title again before running the ropes, leaving us with the champ holding her title.
NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon talks about her time spent at Naval Base San Diego and the experience of putting out a simulated fire on a ship during the 15th annual WWE Tribute to the Troops.
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Self-doubt, worry and frustration are all emotions that have found residence in the mind of Ember Moon. Yet, as ordinary as those feelings had become for her, NXT TakeOver: WarGames delivered a brand-new shipment of emotions: Joy, relief and euphoria, all courtesy of a dream come true, Ember Moon capturing the NXT Women’s Championship.
“I’ve been super-ecstatic ever since I won the championship. I worked so hard to get this, and right now I feel like the sky is the limit,” Moon told WWE.com.
Moon has had a few weeks to settle into her new role as NXT Women’s Champion. Following a recent NXT Live Event in Bel Air, Md., NXT’s War Goddess took time to reflect on the fateful night that changed her career.
“As soon as I won the title, I remember having to do an interview right away,” she recalled. “By the time I got to locker room, it was completely empty. I put the title down, I put my armor down and I just stared at the both of them.
“I just said to myself, ‘I finally did it.’ I finally solidified every decision that I made in my career and justified them,” Moon added. “I just took a moment to step out of the craziness and live in that moment of happiness.”
In true storybook fashion, Moon’s mother, father, fiancé, niece and nephew were all in attendance at the Toyota Center to witness Moon’s crowning achievement. And to make things even sweeter, the crowning moment took place in her home state of Texas. Continue reading The tale of a new champion: How the NXT Women’s Title justified Ember Moon’s struggle
We go to the back, where Ember Moon talks about winning the NXT Women’s Championship at Takeover. She talks about it being a dream and accomplishing her destiny, and hopefully being the best Women’s Champion in NXT history! The Iconic Duo interrupt, pointing out that Ember pinned Cross, meaning Peyton has the right to beat Ember up. Ember wants to know who she’s facing next week, and the Iconic Duo can’t decide, leading Ember to tell them that she’ll face whichever one of them next week. With that, the Iconic Duo agree that Royce gets a shot at Ember next week, but not to beat Ember up too bad so Kay can deal with her later.
We see highlights from the Fatal 4-Way Match for the NXT Women’s Championship at NXT TakeOver WarGames, where Ember Moon captured the title.. We then go to a backstage interview with Ember Moon after the match. Ember says it is a dream come true for her, and that all the hard work has finally paid off. Ember says that this is only the beginning for her, she is going to keep doing what she’s doing to keep the Championship.