Dakota Kai came out. NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler was out next for this non-title match. Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir joined her on the stage. They headed to the ring together and posed in the middle of the ring. Baszler backed Kai into the ring to start and disrespected her. Kai came out as they tangle. Kai strikes with pie-face her. Baszler ended up dropped first while Kai taunted her.

Kai landed a kick. She avoided an attack and rolled Baszler for a two count. Kai built some momentum, sending Baszler to the floor for a breather. She ran the apron for a kick, but Baszler caught it. Baszler used the leg to launch Kai face-first into the ring post, and she went down on the floor. Kai made it back in, but Baszler unloaded on her knee with stomps, where the brace is.

Duke and Shafir looked on from ringside while Baszler kept Kai grounded, working on her knee and making her scream. Baszler continued to work on the knee, and the referee checked on Kai. Kai kicked out of a submission and looked to make a comeback. She delivered a pair of clotheslines and more kicks. Kai hit another boot to the face from the floor while Baszler was down on the apron. She came back in and dropped Baszler for a two count.

Kai brought it in and climbed to the top, but Baszler cut her off. Baszler climbed up and hit a big Gutwrench Superplex, but Kai still kicked out. So, the fans did dueling chants. They both got up and traded strikes in the middle of the ring. The strikes went on as they speed it up, but both were still standing. Kai hit a headbutt and then ran into a big roundhouse kick. She came back with a discus forearm, sending Baszler into the corner.

Kai ran the ring, but Baszler kicked her in the head. She came back, and they both went down while the referee checked on them. Kai got up first and delivered a series of kicks to the side of the face. Baszler blocked the GTK and hit a big step-up knee to the jaw, but Kai still kicked out. She went into the Kirifuda Clutch, but Kai escaped before Baszler locked it in. Kai delivered more kicks.

She charged, but Baszler caught her and quickly dropped her into the Kirifuda Clutch. Some fans chanted “tap!” They tangled on the mat, and Kai tried to break the hold, but Baszler kept it locked and got the submission. After the match, Baszler stood tall, and Duke and Shafir joined her. The Horsewomen attacked Kai and beat her down.

However, Rhea Ripley, Tegan Nox, and Candice LeRae ran out to make the save. Bianca Belair and Io Shirai were also out. Mia Yim ran out and unloaded with a bunch of kendo stick shots while fans pop and chanted her name. Yim checked on Kai in the ring while Baszler and the others retreat through the crowd. Ripley, LeRae, and Nox joined Yim and Kai in the ring. Ripley looked interested in Yim for her team.


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