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Indi Hartwell Retains NXT Women’s Title; Cora Jade Returns


On April 4, NXT had its Stand & Deliver fall out episode. Things kicked off big with the new NXT Women’s Champion Indi Hartwell heading to the ring to open the show. Hartwell was greeted by a huge “you deserve it chant” before explaining she waited so long to hear that and thought she never might.

Continuing to soak up her moment, Hartwell gave praise to the other five women in the ladder match. She singled out Roxanne Perez and seeing as she is the former champion, Hartwell wanted to give her first dibs at a match. However, it wouldn’t be Perez’s music that hit as Zoey Stark made her way to the ring.

Stark spent plenty of time belittling Hartwell before challenging her to a title match later in the show. A challenge Hartwell accepted.

The match would take place later in the night and saw Hartwell retain. Stark almost had the match won after hitting a massive Z360, but Hartwell rolled out of the ring. Back in, Stark went for the pin but the champ would kick out and get the pin herself.

Post match, two new challengers arose. Tiffany Stratton made her way out to the ramp while exchange glances at Hartwell – Cora Jade returned! Jade jumped Hartwell from behind before making her way to the back. She exchanged words with Stratton letting her know she would become the next champion.

A bit later, Jade was leaving the arena as Lyra Valkyria approached her and told her she isn’t here to dwell on the past. However, for the future, Cora can’t escape her fate.

A second women’s match on the show had Ivy Nile taking on Tatum Paxley in a personal match. Paxley turned on her former tag team partner a number of weeks ago. Unfortunately for Paxley, she couldn’t pick up the win here as Nile was victorious.

A promo aired for the new NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Isla Dawn and Alba Fyre. While celebrating their victory they confirmed they didn’t officially scorch the earth but they sent a warning to any other tag team who dares come in their way.

As for the former tag champions, Fallon Henley finally let it slip out that Kiana James was talking to Sebastian. James admitted it but told Brooks they weren’t exclusive so her talking to someone else wasn’t a big deal. Now she feels that once they kissed she feels different but at the same time Brooks let her down. He did not trust her during the tag title match and now James doesn’t have gold around her waist.

Lastly, a vignette was shown that Dani Palmer was coming soon.