The Genius of the Sky defends the NXT Women’s Championship against the dominant Raquel González — her opponent of choice — in the commerical-free main event Night 1 of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver.
Raquel González kicked off the match with a big Boot to Io Shirai. Io Shirai was able to counter back by ducking her over the top rope followed by a Suicide dive. Io Shirai went up to the turnbuckle where she got the distraction from Dakota Kai. The referee witnessed the distraction and ordered to be out of the arena.
Raquel González was able to take some advantage, Io Shirai with back-to-back near falls. Raquel González launched Io over the head crashing right into the ropes. Raquel González with a cover, but kicked out at two. Io Shirai with a mid-air crash., apparently taking control. Io with a Dropkick from the top rope.
Io once again all the way to the top rope, but this time Raquel González blocked her way. Io was instead able to have Amrbar, Raquel González nearly tapped out to the submissions. Raquel González was able to break the submission by touching the bottom rope. Raquel González out of the ring as Io quickly performed a Top rope Moonslaut followed by a big knee.
They both fought off near the NXT TakeOver sign...Io all the way up to NXT TakeOver sign and launched herself on Raquel González. That was a massive move from Io. Io got Raquel González back inside the ring followed by her finishing move, but Raquel González shocked the universe by kicking out at two and a half.
Raquel González brought ruthless shots out outside of the ring. Raquel González back inside the ring following up a Massive Lariat and then her finishing move for the cover to win the title.