NXT Takeover: In Your House – Io Shirai Becomes NXT Women’s Champion

The women of NXT main evented tonight’s In Your House pay-per-view at Full Sail University and it could be argued that they easily stole the show.

Charlotte Flair defended her NXT Women’s Championship against former Champion Rhea Ripley and Io Shirai.

Going into the match, much of the hype surrounded Shirai and the fact that it was her time to reach the promised land and finally The Evil Genius Of The Sky was able to lift the title that has alluded her throughout her NXT career.

It was a hard-hitting match with Shirai once again showing why she is seen as one of the best female wrestlers in WWE, with some risky moves from the outset, while Ripley and Charlotte slugged it out.

The finish came when The Queen looked to have the victory sealed when she locked Ripley in the Figure 8, but The Japanese star popped up and delivered her incredible moonsault to Ripley for the victory.

Charlotte was trapped in her own Figure 8 which prevented her from breaking up the pin. This also means that the Champion wasn’t pinned so it could be a hook for a rematch at the next Takeover event, which should take place around SummerSlam in August.