This week’s NXT saw Gigi Dolin pick up her first win in NXT while Sarray had her winning streak end.
Dolin, with Jacy Jayne, faced Amari Miller and was able to put her opponent away with a killer of a finisher. The pairing of Dolin and Jayne had been teased in recent weeks when Mandy Rose made her surprise return to the NXT brand. Rose scouted out both Dolin and Jayne after they suffered losses. Although Rose wasn’t present tonight for Dolin’s win, she took to her Twitter to congratulate Hell’s Favorite and take credit for the advice she has provided.
In a post-match WWE Exclusive, Dolin and Jayne put the NXT women’s division on notice as they are ready to take over the brand.
To kick off this week’s show, Sarray took on Dakota Kai with her winning streak on the line. Kai is currently the number one contender for the NXT Women’s Title and will be facing the champion, Raquel Gonzalez, at TakeOver 36. It was originally scheduled to be Ember Moon to face Sarray, but it was announced before the show that Moon was not medically cleared to compete. Sarray’s first match was in April and had defeated such talent as Zoey Stark, Aliyah, and Zayda Ramier.
Sarray and Kai had a stellar match to kick off the show, but in the end, a huge kick in the corner kept the Warrior of the Sun down for a three count. During the match, Gonzalez arrived at the CWC. As Kai attempted to send a message to the champ using Sarray as the punching bag, Gonzalez appeared and chased her challenger out of the ring.
The champion took to the mic and said she is going to tear Kai apart and if she wanted a chance at the tile all she had to do was ask. She adds that Kai will never be Raquel Gonzalez and she will never have the title.
Other moments of the night included InDex going on their first date. Last week, even though Johnny Gargano defeated Dexter Lumis…InDex is stronger than ever. Indi Hartwell attempted to enjoy her time with Lumis out at a restaurant but both Gargano and Candice LeRae attempted to interfere.
The Robert Stone Brand was backstage as Robert Stone approached Franky Monet and Jessi Kamea who were watching the InDex date on a tablet. Stone went on about how he could take out Dexter Lumis and how he wasn’t that big of a deal. Monet clearly pondering what Stone had to say, left and told her stable she will see them later.
Lastly, Tian Sha was on tonight’s show, but Xia Li wasn’t with them. Boa had a one-on-one match with Drake Maverick, which he came out with the victory. Mei Ying spent the match standing at ringside which is different than her staying seated at the top of the stage. There was no mention of Li and she was not a part of the vignette that was also aired.
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