NXT Women’s Championship Match
- Paige (c) vs. Emma
Stephanie McMahon comes out in a black and white dress. The crowd chants “you’ve still got it” but Stephanie says she never lost it. Stephanie said tonight we’re making history, the first ever event to stream live on the WWE Network isn’t Wrestlemania, it’s NXT Arrival. The crowd chants “NXT.” Stephanie is proud to be here tonight as a McMahon and a woman. She has the privilege the announce the women and being a Diva is all about showing women can do everything men can do, only better. She introduces the next generation of WWE Divas and Emma’s music hits. She comes out first and it’s time to dance folks.
Coming out second is the 218-day NXT Women’s Champion. She holds the belt high and walks down to the ring. Her theme song is “Stars in the Night” and it’s available for download (via purchase) on iTunes. Stephanie McMahon shakes each of their hands before taking the NXT Women’s Championship and holding it up. The referee holds up the belt and it’s time to go.
It’s a downright fight to start. Paige kicks Emma in the midsection and went immediately for the Paige Turner. Emma countered with a backslide for a quick two count.
Emma looked to sling-shot Paige to setup the Emma lock but Paige countered and hit a dropkick. She got a cover. Paige picks Emma up and slams her down to the mat and another two count. The crowd is split for Emma and Paige, they’ve been split all night long. Side headlock takedown by Paige on Emma. She has it locked in on the mat and the crowd stomps. Paige has her headlock firmly on Emma but she gets to her feet. Paige clubs her and picks her up. Emma looks to counter as William Regal talks about knowing Paige’s family and remembers when she was born.
In the corner, Paige puts her foot in Emma’s throat. Emma catches her foot and counters. Emma regroups as the champion is down in the corner. Emma goes for the Emma Sandwich but Paige blocked. Again, looking for a slingshot to setup the Emma Lock. She can’t get it locked in as Paige kicks her 619 style into the middle rope. Paige hits high knees to the face of Emma. Emma counters and Paige falls on the apron. Emma gets a one count as they get back in.
Paige misses on a splash in the corner as Emma goes for the Dil-Emma. Paige counters out and Emma hits the Emma Sandwich and gets a two count. William Regal says he’s been married 17 times and why can’t he find a women like this. Emma puts a knee to the back of Paige inside the ring. The crowd is firmly into the match. The Women’s Champion gets to her feet but Emma locks in another submission maneuver. It’s chain wrestling but the crowd loves it. Emma puts her feet firmly into the back of Paige, stretching her in a very uncomfortable position. Emma releases and Paige splats face-first on the mat and gets a quick cover. Emma picks Paige up and throws her down and stomps away at her throat in the corner.
Emma gets another cover but Paige powers out. Paige throws Emma into the corner and Emma goes to the apron. Paige starts to build a counter. Now they’re on the middle rope, Paige on the inside and Emma on the outside part of the turnbuckle. Emma hits a sit-out powerbomb and gets a cover and “a lot better than Batista” chant breaks out. Emma tells Paige to give up but she lands offense including the Paige Turner for a two count. Emma kicked out of Paige’s finisher and Paige looks shocked. “This is awesome” chants break out from this outstanding crowd (Green Bay, take notes!)
Emma is trapped in the middle of the ring in a Scorpion crosslock lock by Paige. She wrenches back and Emma taps out.
Winner & still NXT Women’s Champion Paige
After the match, they shake and Paige celebrates in the ring with the title as Emma backs down the ramp.
Richard Reacts: Good match and better than anything WWE does with the main roster Divas. I know I preach all the time that WWE isn’t Ring of Honor and they’re more than just pro wrestling but it’s so refreshing to watch a great wrestling show. That’s what this is and this crowd is completely into it. The workers are just feeding off of it and it’s translating really well. The notable spot in this match was Emma’s sit-out powerbomb that I think even surprised them on announce.
Cue an Adrian Neville promo package. He’s a high flier and unlike anything most people have ever seen. If you like the Shooting Star Press, wait until you see the Red Arrow.