Mark Freitas
FiredUp Network Sports Writer


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Ember Moon vs. Kay Lee Ray


Women’s Division action begins the show as Kay Lee Ray makes her North American NXT debut against Ember Moon after being on NXT UK. The match begins and Kay Lee Ray is in control, showing off her vicious side early attacking the left arm of Ember. Ray locks Moon in a submission hold, but Ember breaks it and starts to fight back. Ember builds momentum, she catches Ray with a codebreaker and puts her in a Crossface. Kay Lee Ray breaks free, but Moon puts her in a triangle choke for a second, but that gets broken too. Ray throws Moon into the turnbuckle hard as both ladies are on the mat, the show goes to a commercial.


The show returns from the break with Kay Lee Ray remaining in control attacking Moon’s arm once again. Ray connects with a superkick, but Moon gets up and attacks Ray, she places her on the turnbuckle and hangs her up kicking her square in the head. Rau fought back and hit a tornado DDT. Moon threw Ray over the top rope and followed up with a dive. Moon threw Kay Lee back in the ring, once again the momentum was swinging. Ray would hit Ember with a high-risk move.


Both women traded punches, Moon picked up Ray and slammed her to the mat. The NXT crowd chanted “this is awesome”. Shortly after Kay Lee Ray got Moon in a bridge, she picked her up and hit the KLR bomb to win the match.


Winner: Kay Lee Ray


Pete Dunne, Ridge Holland, Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan are backstage, Lorcan and Burch say they will reclaim the NXT Tag Team Championships.


Santos Escobar vs. Carmelo Hayes


Both guys tie up and Escobar decides to play a little mind game with Carmelo. Carmelo picks up the pace and takes Escobar down with a hurricanrana. Escobar fights back and slowly stomps away on Hayes. Escobar continues his attack and hits a DDT. Hayes stops Escobar’s attack for a second before Escobar kicks him from the apron and he lands on the announce table sending the show to a commercial.


Escobar works on Carmelo Hayes’s back, he places him in the corner and starts to hit him with elbows and double knees. Escobar places Carmelo on the top rope and hits a hurricanrana. Escobar gets the pressure up. Hayes fights back and gets a second flying at all cylinders. Hayes connected with a codebreaker plants Santos face-first onto the mat. Hayes slams Santos face-first onto the apron. Wilde and Mendoza distract the referee as Elektra Lopez power slams Hayes on the floor. Carmelo goes back in the ring, where Santos Escobar finishes him off with the Phantom Driver to win the match.


Winner: Santos Escobar

Julius & Brutus Creed vs. Chuckie Viola & Paxton Averill 


This match was a squash match and there wasn’t much to go over as Julius and Brutus destroyed their opponents to an easy victory.


Winner: Julius & Brutus Creed


Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter vs. Zoey Stark & Io Shirai (C) – NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship


It’s time for NXT Women Tag Team Championship action. In the early going of the match, both teams have a lot of back-and-forth action. Kayden Carter gets in control for her team taking out Stark and Shirai. Stark fought back and caught Stark with a roundhouse kick. Stark tagged in Io, Io would hit Carter with a missile dropkick. Shirai was all over Carter for a bit, before Catanzaro tagged in. Kacy and Kayden used teamwork on Io as well as tagging in and out.


Zoey Stark was now the legal woman; she came close to costing her team the match as she and Io argued but nothing came to be. This angered Stark and she punched Kacy to the mat and tagged in Io who hit the moonsault to win the match and retain their titles.


After the match, Gigi Dolin, Mandy Rose and Jacy Jayne attacked Kayden Carter and Kacy Catanzaro.


Winner: Zoey Stark & Io Shirai


Mei Ying vs. Virginia Ferry


Mei Ying makes her NXT debut against Virginia Ferry and made quick work of her to pick up the win in this squash match after choking out Ferry.


Winner: Mei Ying


Earlier Recap


- Indi Hartwell & Dexter Lumis had their Bachelor & Bachelorette parties

- Franky Monet gets a title shot against Raquel Gonzalez next week

- William Regal makes announcement Kyle O’Reilly, Tommaso Ciampa, LA Knight and Pete Dunne will compete in a fatal four way to determine who is the number one contender to face Samoa Joe

- Hit Row cut a promo on Legado Del Fantasma 

- Ember Moon hints at a character change after her loss

- Kyle O’Reilly says he doesn’t care what it will take to beat Samoa Joe


MSK (C) vs. Danny Birch & Oney Lorcan


Danny Birch and Nash Carter start the match, Carter takes Birch to the mat, but Birch fights back and tags in Oney Lorcan. Wes Lee is tagged in after Carter counters Lorcan’s attack. Carter and Lee team up on Lorcan. Moments later the momentum shifts as Birch and Lorcan were back in control. MSK fights back before the show goes to a commercial break.


The returns from the break with Lorcan and Birch back in control. Both teams make tags, 

Wes Lee and Oney Lorcan are in the match, Wes Lee is on fire and uses his quickness. Lee and Carter work on Lorcan. Bodies start to fly everywhere as Lee takes out Birch and Carter hits a dive on Lorcan. Back in the ring, Lorcan and Birch put MSK in submission holds until they are broken.


Both teams fight back and forth. With Danny Birch down on the mat, MSK hit their neck breaker finisher on Oney Lorcan to win the match and retain their championships.


Winner: MSK


After the match, Ridge Holland, and Pete Dunne attack Oney Lorcan and Danny Birch. The show goes off the air with Lorcan and Birch laid out in the ring, while Holland and Dunne look at what they did.