WWE NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia Results – January 27 2018

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We see Maria Menounos in the front row, she will be the ring announcer for tomorrow night’s Royal Rumble. We then see Johnny Gargano pacing backstage, with his family in his locker room.

It’s women’s match time and we get a video package for the rivalry between Ember Moon and Baszler. The Queen of Spades is out first – her music starts with a horse, for the Four Horsewomen, and her entrance starts in the backstage like a UFC fighter.

NXT Women’s Championship Match
(C) Ember Moon Vs. Shayna Baszler

We get ring introductions to start this one, and it’s worth noting that Baszler got booed but the fans seemed fairly disinterested in Moon.

The bell rings and they lock up, trading holds. They go to the corner and break after the referee warns then. Baszler kicks Moon’s leg out. Baszler works Ember over on the mat now. Baszler smiles at Moon but Moon comes back with offense, including a pair of dropkicks. Fans cheer for Moon as Shayna goes to the floor for a breather. Moon runs the ropes and nails Shayna on the floor. We get a replay of the dive as Moon brings it back into the ring.

Shayna catches a cartwheel across the ring and nails knees to the face. Shayna with a huge kick for a 2 count. Baszler works Moon over and stomps on her arm, the way she did to Dakota Kai. Moon screams in pain as the referee checks on her. Moon holds her arm in a weird way to make it look broken but it looks silly.

Shayna with more offense on the fingers and the arm now. Baszler keeps control for a few minutes until Moon slams her for a close 2 count. Moon goes to the top and hits the Eclipse. Moon can’t get the pin because she lands bad on the arm that Baszler has been working on. Moon rolls around in pain as a referee calls for a trainer. Fans boo as two trainers come out to check on Moon. Baszler is still laid out flat on her back. We get a replay of the Eclipse.

The trainer is telling the referee something about Moon’s arm. Moon gets up and approaches Baszler but Baszler pulls her into an arm submission in the middle of the ring. Moon finally gets her leg on the bottom rope and the hold is broken.

Baszler pulls Moon right back into another arm submission in the middle of the ring. Moon tries to roll but Baszler tightens the hold after they re-position. Baszler pulls Moon’s legs away from the bottom rope and keeps the hold locked in. Baszler tightens the hold and screams out. Moon turns it over but Baszler tightens the hold again. Moon turns the submission into a pin out of nowhere to retain.

Winner: Ember Moon

After the match, Shayna and Ember are both shocked at the finish. Moon clutches her arm and rolls out of the ring with the title. Trainers check on Ember at ringside. We go to replays while Baszler sits in the corner with her hands on her head, still shocked. That finish was overbooked, went on far too long.

Trainers walk to the back with Ember. Baszler runs out of the ring and comes from behind, putting Ember in a choke hold. Trainers and referees try to pull Baszler off and the hold is finally broken. Baszler goes right back to the submission as fans boo. Ember is laid out as Baszler stands tall and backs up the ramp. Officials help Moon to her feet.

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