Io Shirai Retains Women’s Title, Gets Blindsided By Dakota Kai

Io Shirai

Photo Credit: Alex Santa Maria

Io Shirai and Tegan Nox took each other on tonight for the NXT Women’s Championship, and while Shirai was able to come out on top, she wasn’t able to avoid an ambush by another NXT superstar afterward.

Things came to an end for Nox when her attempt at the Shiniest Wizard was blocked by Shirai. Following that, Shirai landed a rising palm strike and followed it up with a Moonsault for the win. Following the end of the match, Shirai snatched her championship belt and made her way back up the ramp, but was blindsided by Dakota Kai, who came from behind and delivered a brutal kick to Shirai’s face, knocking her out and leaving Kai standing there as the show ended.

For more on how the match ended, check out below:

Chokeslam by Nox. Shirai kicks out. Nox is shocked. Nox lands multiple running European uppercuts in the corner. Shirai blocks the last attempt and German suplexes Nox into the corner. Meteora by Shirai. Shirai lands the tiger feint kick. Top rope missile dropkick by Shirai. Nox kicks out. Nox kicks Shirai in the knee as she tries another double undertook. Inverted suplex by Nox. Nox flattens Shirai with the Molly-Go-Round. Shirai somehow kicks out. Nox sets up the Shiniest Wizard. Shirai blocks it with a rising palm strike. Shirai lands her finishing Moonsault for the win.

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