NXT Women’s Championship Match
Sasha Banks (c) vs. Charlotte
A slow-paced start as they really put over how both women know everything about each other, and how hard it is to gain any sort of advantage. Lots of pinning combinations. Sasha eventually gets ahead and connects with the double knees in the ropes for two. The slow breakdown of the challenger starts now with a few minutes of rest holds, leading up to the choke hold using her hair and hands. Banks puts her in headscissors choke and eventually Charlotte gets the crowd behind her and dead-lifts the champ into a powerbomb to break the hold. Huge lariat for two-and-a-half. She tries for a vertical suplex but Sasha turns it into a nice backslide pin for a nearfall, then transitions into a neckbreaker for two. We get a scramble for submission holds as they both go for their signatures and transition a half dozen times. Charlotte fully locks in the Figure Four and Banks rips out a huge chunk of her hair extensions! Sasha manages to get to the ropes and drop to the floor, but Charlotte holds onto the submission until the referee physically forces her to break it up. Banks with a roll-up for a very close nearfall. Bank Statement hits out of nowhere, Charlotte tries to roll it over into a pin, but is forced to tap out. Great match.
Winner: Sasha Banks (still champion)
An emotional Sasha and Charlotte hug it out after the match. This would be the kind of moment where you know it’s a send-off with Charlotte headed to the main roster and passing the torch, except that they both already debuted together.