The announcers hype tonight’s 20-woman Battle Royal main event. We go to a backstage promo from Nikkita Lyons. She doesn’t care if it’s Wendy Choo, Tiffany Stratton, Elektra Lopez or Lash Legend because everyone else is going over the top rope tonight. Lyons says they can bring the fight but she’s bringing the heat to the Battle Royal. Lyons says she and NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose have unfinished business but after tonight, there will be no more ducking and diving by Rose. Lyons throws a roundhouse Pere kick at the camera to end her segment.
#1 Contender’s Battle Royal: Yulisa Leon, Sloane Jacobs, Lash Legend, Tatum Paxley, Tiffany Stratton, Elektra Lopez, Arianna Grace, Valentina Feroz, Kiana James, Wendy Choo, Amari Miller, Fallon Henley, Indi Hartwell, NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion Cora Jade, Alba Fyre, Nikkita Lyons, Katana Chance, Kayden Carter, Ivy Nile, Zoey Stark
We go back to the ring for tonight’s #1 Contender’s 21-Woman Battle Royal. The winner will earn a title shot from NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose at a later date. Out comes Alba Fyre with her baseball bat. She poses as we go to commercial.
We go back to the ring and out comes NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion Cora Jade. The music hits and out comes Zoey Stark, making her surprise return from an injury after being on the shelf for months. The bell rings and everyone talks trash to each other in the middle of the ring. They gang up on Jade and pressure her to exit the ring.
Jade leaves but Ivy Nile rocks her at ringside. Nile chases her away and Jade runs to the back. Nile returns to the ring. Lopez works on Sloane Jacobs now. Lash Legend works on Wendy Choo. Amari Miller and Arianna Grace go at it. Valentina Feroz fights off Lopez. Yulisa Leon and Fallon Henley go at it. Alba Fyre works on Tiffany Stratton. Tatum Paxley and Ivy eliminate Amari.
Feroz and Nikkita Lyons go at it now. Arianna fights off Fallon and Kiana James, but Indi Hartwell eliminates Arianna off the apron with a big boot as she waves to the crowd with her back turned to the ring. Legend swings Fyre into other competitors. Fyre dumps Legend over the top rope with a counter but they both hit the floor and both are eliminated. Fyre and Legend start brawling at ringside, then continue fighting to the back. Stratton works on Choo now. Choo gets knocked to the floor but she lands on a pillow and keeps her feet in the air. Choo, like Kofi Kingston, makes her back in.
Indi and Tiffany go at it now. Stratton sees Choo come back in and stomps on her while she’s down. Stark fights off Yulisa, then back-drops her over the top rope. Yulisa has been eliminated. Feroz and Stark go at it now. They tumble out to the apron. Stark knocks Feroz off but Yulisa catches her. Stark then kicks her from the apron and they both go down, and Feroz has been eliminated.
Henley and James go at it again. James kicks Henley off the apron, and she has been eliminated. Choo has Stratton on the apron now. Stratton uses Choo’s cup to knock her off to the floor, and Choo has been eliminated. Stratton blows a kiss as we go back to a picture-in-picture commercial.
Back from the break and we see Toxic Attraction watching from the Toxic Lounge. We see how Sloane was eliminated by James, and Lopez was also eliminated by Katana Chance and Kayden Carter. Nikkita works on Carter in the corner now, wile Stark works on James. Indi and Stratton go at it. Ivy fights off Chance and Carter now but they counter and eliminate her. Ivy pulls Chance out by her leg and she has also been eliminated. Lyons knocks Carter off the apron and she is also eliminated.
We see Chance and Carter double teaming Nile at ringside now. Paxley launches herself from the ring to the floor to save Nile, but Paxley also eliminated herself. Nile can’t believe it. Indi drops Stratton, then drops Stark, then James. Indi sends Stratton to the apron and charges but Stratton pull the rope down, eliminating her. Indi has been eliminated. It’s down to Stratton, Stark, Lyons and James as fans chant “NXT!” now.
Lyons takes turns on Stratton and James in the corners. She then launches Stark with a big German suplex. Lyons screams out for a pop. Lyons levels Stratton with a big kick as she charges. James attacks Lyons and they go at it but Lyons levels her with a huge kick. Stratton eliminates James, then Lyons, both out of nowhere. It’s down to Stark and Stratton, but Jade is also lurking somewhere in the back. Stark stalks Stratton from behind. She turns around and they go at it. Stratton is sent to the apron but she hangs on. Stark sends her back out but only one foot touches the ground, at least according to the referee.
Stark brings her back in and they trade shots on the apron now. They fight back into the ring and Stratton nails a running dropkick. Stratton hits the cartwheel back elbow in the corner but Stark counters and slams her. Stark sends Stratton to the apron, then knocks her off with a big right hand. Stark starts celebrating but Jade rushes back into the ring out of nowhere. Jade is fired up while waiting for Stark to turn back around. Jade charges but Stark launches her with a big back-drop, sending her over the top rope to the floor for the win.
Winner and New #1 Contender: Zoey Stark