Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez went into tonight’s NXT as the odds on favorite to win their semi-final match against Team Ninja (Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter). Kai & Gonzalez did just that as they defeated Team Ninja to advance into the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
Team Ninja’s grit and determination is never questioned, however, it was not quite enough. Highlights of the match include Carter showing off her great athleticism until she was taken out by Gonzalez who hurled her into the announce table.
Catanzaro then showed her fearlessness as she jumped from the ring apron to Gonzalez’s back and then used it as a ramp to climb up a ringside light structure. She then hit a crossbody off the structure to take down her opponents. At the end of the match, Gonzalez decimated Catanzaro with a vicious power slam that allowed her to get the pin and the win.
Kai and Gonzalez will face the winners of the other semi-final match between Indi Hartwell & Candice LeRae and Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon. The final match will take place at the next TakeOver event named Vengeance Day on Feb. 14.
The upcoming TakeOver event will host a huge Triple Threat Match for the NXT Women’s Title. One of the competitors in that match, Toni Storm, took on Jessi Kamea on this week’s show.
Kamea was joined by the Robert Stone Brand so it seems as though she has transitioned into it after their loss in the Dusty Classic. The match didn’t last long and Storm won by disqualification as her upcoming opponents Mercedes Martinez and NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai interfered. Shirai took her time as her challengers took each other apart before delivering a moonsault. The segment ended with her holding up her title to exert her dominance.
NXT also aired an origin story of Tian Sha. This is the warrior that leads and trained Xia Li and Boa. In this it explains she is thousands of years old. You can view it below.
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