The storytelling was there, the action was there, but when it came to Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez getting the win it wasn’t in their favor. What caused them to lose however was controversial in nature. Kai went to sleep as she was locked into Baszler’s Kirifuda Clutch which led to the call for the match. However, Kai wasn’t the legal competitor.
Prior to this decision, Gonzalez tagged into the match. She then took out Jax who was on the ring apron but at the same time knocked the official (Aja Smith) down. With the referee unresponsive, the two went launching over the announce table leaving Baszler and Kai in the ring.
With the referee still down, Adam Pearce shows up with a RAW referee in tow to finish the match. That official, Shawn Bennett, then calls for the bell with Kai locked in the Kirifuda Clutch.
Because of this controversy, General Manager William Regal and Pearce were seen arguing later on in a conference room. Afterward, Regal made a big statement that he will be making an announcement on next week’s NXT that will change the landscape of the brand. What could this mean?!?!
What did you think of this match result? Do you think Gonzalez & Kai will end up getting a rematch? What is Regal going to announce? Leave your thoughts below.