WWE NXT ‘TakeOver: Brooklyn III – Ember Moon vs. Asuka: NXT Women’s Title Match


NXT Women’s Title Match: Ember Moon vs. Asuka

We go to the ring and out first comes Ember Moon. Undefeated NXT Women’s Champion Asuka is out next to a pop.

Rome does formal ring introductions before the match. Ember immediately drops Asuka and nails a dropkick for an early pin attempt. Ember with more offense, forcing Asuka to the floor. Ember goes for the baseball slide but Asuka moves. Asuka continues to try and regroup but Ember stays on her. Asuka with kicks now. Ember fights back and goes to the second turnbuckle, leaping to the floor with a cannonball. Asuka goes down hard.

Ember keeps control until Asuka pulls her face first into the steel steps. Ember keeps fighting but Asuka fights back. Asuka with a suplex onto the steel ramp. Ember clutches her injured shoulder. Asuka brings it back into the ring as the referee counts. Asuka unloads with kicks and works on the arm some more.

Asuka works Ember around the ring but Ember fights back. Asuka sweeps her. Asuka keeps Ember grounded and brings her up into a submission, turning that into another submission on the arm. Ember powers up with a teardrop suplex. Ember unloads with kicks, then drops Asuka with an enziguri but she can’t get the pin. Asuka comes back and nails a German suplex into the turnbuckles. Asuka tries for the Asuka Lock but Ember struggles. Ember escapes with a back elbow. Ember goes for her own version of the Asuka Lock next. Asuka struggles and jumps on Ember’s back with a hold applied. Ember falls back and slams Asuka to the mat. Asuka grabs her for a 2 count. Ember with a running lariat.

Asuka hits the running hip attack after more back and forth between the two. She ends up going for another hip attack but Ember blocks most of it. Asuka runs into a knee. Ember with a tornado suplex from the second turnbuckle. Asuka still kicks out at 2. Ember with more offense now. Asuka drops her into a kick. Asuka with several brutal kicks to the face now. Ember counters and drives Asuka to the mat for another 2 count. Ember ends up on top again but Asuka cuts her off. More back and forth in the corner. Ember with the big stomp for a 2 count. Ember ends up catching Asuka in The Eclipse out of nowhere for a very close 2 count. Both are down now as the crowd goes wild.

Ember goes to the top but Asuka puts the referee in front of her. The referee gets out of the way as Ember leaps for the cross-body. Asuka rolls through and covers for a 2 count. Asuka and the referee argue. Ember takes advantage and nails a big kick for a close 2 count. Ember can’t believe it. Fans chant NXT now. Asuka goes for the arm-bar but Ember gets a quick pin attempt. Asuka drops Ember into the Asuka Lock as the crowd pops. Asuka rolls over and tightens the hold. Ember finally taps.

Winner: Asuka

– After the match, both Superstars are still down as we go to replays. Asuka gets up and clutches the title. The referee raises her arm. Asuka raises the title and stumbles around as we go to more replays. We come back and Asuka is gone. We see a disappointed Ember getting to her feet as the crowd cheers for her. Ember makes her exit.

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