5 Takeaways From NXT TakeOver: WarGames II

WWE’s NXT TakeOver: WarGames II aired live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California tonight. Here are 5 takeaways from the show:

4Shayna Baszler Retained The NXT Women’s Championship

Shayna Baszler defended her NXT Women’s Championship against Kairi Sane in a 2 out of 3 Falls match. Sane attacked Shayna right away and sent her to the mat. Kairi hit back to back Neckbreakers and followed it up with a few chops.

Sane marched across the ring and hit Shayna with a sliding forearm and Baszler retreated out of the ring. Kairi leaped off the ring apron and connected with a flying elbow. Sane brought Shayna back inside the ring.

Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir attacked Kairi from behind while the referee wasn’t paying attention. They slammed Sane’s face into the ring post and then Baszler applied the Kirifuda Clutch and Kairi quickly tapped out.

Baszler connected with a running knee to Kairi’s face for a near fall as the crowd chanted “bullsh*t!”. Shayna applied the Kirifuda Clutch once again but Sane was able to break the hold by reaching the ropes.

Shayna shoved her boot on Kairi’s face and applied a Boston Crab. Shayna broke the hold and delivered a stomp to Kairi’s face. Sane rolled up Baszler for a two count and then Shayna once again applied the Kirifuda Clutch.

Sane countered into a roll-up for a two count and then the two Superstars traded shots in the corner. Shayna then went for a Suplex on the ring apron but Sane countered into a ridiculous DDT that spiked Shayna’s head on the apron.

Sane then hit an Insane Elbow onto Duke, Shafir, and Baszler outside the ring. Back in the ring, Kairi hit Baszler with another Insane Elbow for the pinfall victory. Sane and Baszler are now tied at 1-1.

Kairi hit three Interceptor Spears on Baszler and made her way to the top rope. Shayna got back up and joined Sane on the top rope. Sane and Baszler traded shots on the top turnbuckle. Sane hit a Sunset Flip Powerbomb off the top rope for a near fall.

Sane followed it up with an Alabama Slam and made her way to the top rope. Duke and Shafir interfered again and Dakota Kai rushed to the ring. Duke and Shafir beat her down. Io Sharai came down to the ring and hit a Moonsault onto everyone outside the ring. Sane then went for the Insane Elbow but Baszler countered into a roll-up for the victory. Shayna Baszler is still the NXT Women’s Champion.