Tegan Nox has returned and as a result I’m Shirai and Zoey Stark are the NEW NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions on The Great American Bash. Shirai & Stark ended the 63-day reign of The Way and became the fourth team to win the titles since the start in March.
The road is Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell were in the middle of a fight with their NXT Women’s Tag Team on the field as they faced Shirai and Stark. Just as LeRae had tagged in Hatwell and was in control of the fight, the lights went out and the “rechargeable battery” vignette appeared, charging the Capitol Wrestling Center. When the battery finally went to 100%, Tegan Nox appeared on stage.
This was enough of a distraction to get both LeRae and Hartwell thrown out of their game. Stark utilized and delivered his finisher to get the pin on Hartwell for the win. Nox then sought her revenge as she went after LeRae. She has been out for almost a year due to her third ACL tear. Nox was written off NXT programming after she got an behind-the-scenes attack from LeRae.
This championship win marks the first gold Stark has won since signing with WWE. She debuted in ring in February. Shirai was the NXT Women’s Champion for 304 days when she dropped it Raquel Gonzalez in April. She follows both Ember Moon and Gonzalez as women who have won both the NXT Women and Women Tag Team titles.
After the match, we also saw InDex reunite as Dexter Lumis seemed to carry Hartwell behind.
Backstage segments at night included NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai makes it known that they are not done with Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon. Toni Storm answered Sarray’s challenge from last week with a quick answer – No.
B-Fab was also on the show with her Hit Row stable when they hosted a Championship Cypher.
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