RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch appeared to a mixed reaction in the arena. Lynch nodded at Regal and marched to the ring as her music hit. Alicia Taylor did the introduction, and Mauro Ranallo welcomed us. Nigel McGuinness and WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix were accompanying him. Some fans booed, but some cheered, and then fans chanted “NXT!” Finally, Becky spoke and said it’s been a while since she’s been here. She went on and said it’s been a while… since the people here saw Becky kick someone’s ass live. Well, we won’t have to wait much longer.
She got ready for a fight while fans were chanting her name. Becky took the mic and said Triple H issued an open invitation for tonight, but she was coming anyway. She went on about SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley and NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler. So, the fans chanted “Shayna’s gonna kill you!” over Becky, who had strong words for Baszler. The crowd chanted for “Becky!” She told Baszler to bring “Mary and Jessica” to the ring with her if she wants. But Lynch is on your show and in your ring, what are you going to do about it?
Becky dropped the mic and waited for a fight. However, the music hit, and Rhea Ripley came out to the stage instead. Ripley marched to the ring while Lynch was staring her down. Thus, fans chanted “Rhea’s gonna kill you!” Ripley said if Lynch if The Man, let’s see if she has a set of balls. She dropped the mic and stepped to Lynch while fans were chanting “Rhea!” A referee got in between them as the match was made official.
The bell hit, and they went at it in this non-title match. They went to the corner and break. Ripley strikes a headlock while fans were chanting her name. They ran the ropes, and Lynch took Rhea down with a forearm. Rhea rolled out of the ring. She caught Lynch through the ropes and dropped her face-first into the apron. Ripley kept Lynch grounded in the middle of the ring when Becky tried to make a comeback. She shut down another comeback and dropped Lynch for a two count. Ripley punks Lynch around and talked trash. Lynch fought back, but Ripley kicked her down.
Ripley sent Lynch to the apron and charges but missed. Lynch delivered strikes to the apron. She went to the top, but Ripley launched her from the top to the mat. Ripley went on and hit the big DDT. So, the fans chant “NXT!” The referee counted while they’re both down. They got up right before seven and started trading shots from their knees. Both unloaded with strikes. Ripley caught Lynch and dropped her face-first on the mat for a two count. She rolled Lynch for a two count out of nowhere.
Lynch countered with an Enziguri. She climbed to the top and nailed a leg drop for a two count. Fans did dueling chants. They tangled, and Lynch went for the Disarm-Her and fans pop big time. Ripley avoided it and overpowered. She powered up for a powerbomb, but Lynch blocked it. Ripley climbed up and beat on Lynch. She hit the big superplex, and both were down. Suddenly, NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler, Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke ran down and attacked Lynch and Ripley.
Result: No Contest
After the bell, Lynch and Ripley fought off the Horsewomen. They cleared the ring twice and stood tall together while Baszler looked on from the ramp.