We go back to the ring and we see the bracket for the inaugural NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament. Alicia Taylor introduces the participants on the stage – Nikkita Lyons, Arianna Grace, Roxanne Perez, Kiana James, Lash Legend, Tatum Paxley, and then Sloane Jacobs and Fallon Henley, who are waiting in the ring. Legend got way more boos than anyone else in the intro segment.
We see Nikkita Lyons and Arianna Grace backstage warming up for the Breakout Tournament. Back to commercial.
NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament First Round Match: Nikkita Lyons vs. Arianna Grace
We go back to the ring and Nikkita Lyons is waiting in the ring. Out next comes Arianna Grace, the daughter of Santino Marella. We get a sidebar video with Grace admitting that Lyons is the favorite to win the Breakout Tournament, but you shouldn’t sleep on her because of her various experience and her background, which she goes over. Grace goes on and says she will pull the upset tonight.
The bell rings and Grace rocks Lyons in the face, then dodges a kick. They tangle and Lyons back-slides for a 2 count. They tangle on the mat and Lyons does a Gator Roll. Lyons misses a big kick to the face. Grace gets back up but Lyons takes her down.
Grace with an armbar attempt. Lyons resists the armbar. More back and forth now. Grace mounts offense and grounds Lyons now, dropping elbows to her arm. Grace with a headlock now. Lyons tries to break free but she can’t. They get back up but Grace nails a forearm to the back. Lyons counters and finally breaks free by sending Grace into the top turnbuckle.
Lyons with a running back elbow into the corner, then a superkick, and another superkick to drop Grace again. Lyons with a big German suplex. Grace gets back up but Lyons quickly puts her back down with a roundhouse kick. Lyons drops the big split over Grace and covers for the pin to win and advance.
Winner: Nikkita Lyons
After the match, the music hits as Lyons stands tall and we go to replays. Lyons will now face Fallon Henley in the semi-finals. Lyons stands tall as fans cheer her on.