Charlotte Flair Retains Title Against Io Shirai, Gets Attacked By Rhea Ripley
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Charlotte Flair was in no mood to wrestle against Io Shirai tonight, instead defending her NXT Women’s Championship through disqualification. However, Rhea Ripley shocked the NXT universe and Flair by returning to launch a surprise attack against the champion.
During the match, Flair grabbed a kendo stick from underneath the ring. Despite protests from the referee, Flair launched an assault on Shirai with it, causing the match to end in disqualification. However, Flair continued to assault Shirai before Ripley came running down to the ring. Once down by the ring, Ripley threw Flair away and yelled at Shirai to get away. Despite being angry at Ripley, Shirai followed after her up the ramp.
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For a brief recap of how the match unfolded, check out below:
Shirai tries her patented moonsault. Flair gets her knees up. Shirai kicks out. Flair is apoplectic. Flair picks Shirai up for a moonsault. Shirai counter with a ranna that sends Flair into the turnbuckle facefirst. Shirai tries a moonsault to the outside but Flair moves. Flair pulls a kendo stick from under the ring. Flair hits Shirai, causing a disqualification.
Winner- Io Shirai
After the match, Flair slams Shirai’s knee into the ring steps. Rhea Ripley runs down to ringside and fights Flair off. Shirai yells at Ripley. Ripley tells Shirai to shut up and walks up the ramp. Shirai limps after Ripley, yelling expletives at her in Japanese.
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