Triple Threat for the NXT Women’s Title: Toni Storm vs. Mercedes Martinez vs. Io Shirai
We go back to the ring and out first comes Mercedes Martinez as the boos start up. Toni Storm is out next, followed by NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai. We get formal ring introductions from Alicia Taylor but Martinez doesn’t wait, she attacks Shirai and knocks her to the floor.
Storm attacks Martinez but Martinez beats her down and mounts her. Shirai runs back in and drops Martinez, covering for a 2 count. Shirai ends up sending Martinez to the floor but Storm attacks from behind. Storm drops Shirai and they run the ropes with counters. Shirai rolls Storm up and drops her face-first. Shirai knocks Martinez off the apron as she tries to re-enter. Shirai blocks Storm and drops her, then stomps on her for a pop.
Shirai stomps away on Storm while she’s down in the corner now. Storm catches a slingshot kick and ends up leveling Shirai with a running boot. Storm with a running clothesline against the ropes. Martinez decks Storm from the floor and drops her on the floor but they both land hard. Shirai goes for a moonsault from the apron but Martinez moves and Shirai crashes into the barrier. Martinez attacks and clotheslines Shirai over the barrier into the crowd.
Martinez brings Storm in the ring and covers for 2. Martinez goes on and does the Three Amigos on Storm but Shirai interrupts them with a missile dropkick. Shirai with running knees in the corner to Martinez. She runs again but Storm catches her in the big sidewalk slam. Storm runs and splashes Shirai in the corner. She charges again but Martinez catches her with a Spinebuster for 2. Shirai gets locked in a submission but it’s broken. Shirai grounds Storm in a submission now. Martinez gets on top of both of them and applies a Dragon Sleeper to Shirai. Storm is on the bottom of the stack but she rolls away. Martinez with a big Exploder suplex to Shirai now.
Shirai goes on and hits a 619 to Martinez, then sends her to the floor with a missile dropkick. Storm attacks Shirai and takes her to the top for a superplex but Martinez interrupts and Shirai gets knocked to the floor. Martinez climbs up on Storm and unloads with clubbing blows to the back. Martinez with a super German to Storm. Martinez ends up in a Tree of Woe in the corner. Shirai comes back to the top and decks Martinez, then hits the huge double stomp while Martinez is turned upside down.
Shirai attacks Mercedes on the floor but Martinez ends up launching her into the Plexiglas and she goes down hard. Storm comes out and drops Martinez on the floor. Storm takes apart the top of the announce table now while her opponents are down. Storm goes to slam Martinez on the announce table but Martinez counters with a DDT on the floor. We see Shirai up high on the lighting rig now. She leaps out and takes down both opponents on the floor with a huge splash. Fans chant “NXT!” as the referee checks on all three Superstars.
Martinez gets up first. She launches Shirai into the steel ring steps spine-first. Shirai lands hard as fans boo Martinez. Martinez gets the upperhand on Storm and brings her back in, running over her with a knee to the jaw. Martinez grabs Storm by the arms and pulls her into multiple knee strikes to the face. Shirai is still down on the outside. Martinez hits her Fisherman’s Buster on Storm in the middle of the ring but Storm kicks out just in time. Storm slides off Mercedes’ shoulders and lands a big headbutt. Storm nails Storm Zero in the middle of the ring for a close 2 count.
Storm can’t believe the kick out. Fans chant “NXT!” now. Storm with a big flying headbutt to the stomach. Storm covers for the pin on Martinez but Shirai breaks it up with a moonsault from the top out of nowhere. Shirai pushes Storm to the side and covers Martinez for the pin to retain.