Mia Yim came out to the ring. The winner of this match will qualify for the Women’s Ladder Match at “Takeover: Tampa Bay” to determine a new #1 contender. Dakota Kai was out next with Raquel Gonzalez.
The bell rang and they went at it. Yim hit an early Oklahoma Roll and another roll-up. They went back and forth. Kai slapped Yim. Yim unloaded with more strikes and took it to the corner. More back and forth until Yim hit a basement dropkick. Yim mounted Kai again and pounded on her while Gonzalez watching from ringside. She hit a kick to the head and more shots into the corner.
Yim charged in the corner but Kai sent her to the apron. Kai missed a big boot and Yim kicked her. Dakota went down on her leg to sell a fake injury, distracting the referee. However, Gonzalez took advantage and quickly destroyed Yim at ringside. Here came the commercial with Yim down against the steel ring steps. After the break, Yim took control with some of her signature moves until Kai dropped her face-first into the ropes.
Yim hit a forearm but Kai returned the favor. Kai hit another elbow and the unique Chiropractor backbreaker for a close two count. Gonzalez couldn’t believe it at ringside. Kai was also shocked at the count out, showing frustration while fans trying to rally for Yim. More back and forth between the two. Kai tried to expose a turnbuckle as Yim tried to powerbomb her.
Yim overpowered and hit the powerbomb. They went on and Gonzalez ended up interfering to more boos. Yim tried to tell the referee and the referee argued with Gonzalez. Kai took advantage and rolled Yim up but the referee wasn’t ready for the count. Yim went on and ended up hitting Protect Ya Neck for the pin to win and earned the Takeover spot.
Result: Mia Yim def. Dakota Kai
After the match, Gonzalez attacked Yim from behind and laid her out with a chokeslam. Kai looked on and stared Yim down as they made their exit. We got a look at the Women’s Ladder Match for Takeover, which has Yim and Chelsea Green confirmed. Fans chanted for Yim while she was standing tall and made her exit.