It didn’t take long for the Women’s title Triple Threat at TakeOver: Vengeance Day to get started. Mercedes Martinez & Toni Storm teamed up to jump champion Io Shirai while ring announcer Alicia Taylor was just getting into her introductions.
That wasn’t enough to take the Genius of the Sky out of the action, but she was the first one sidelined for a spell in traditional Triple Threat form.
Did @RealMMartinez just take the champ out of the equation? #NXTTakeOver @shirai_io pic.twitter.com/8NjN2U1KFB— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) February 15, 2021
The spots only got bigger from there.
The #WWENXT Women's Championship is on the line as @shirai_io defends against two of the toughest around... Toni Storm & @RealMMartinez!— WWE (@WWE) February 15, 2021
Who will win it all at #NXTTakeOver: Vengeance Day? pic.twitter.com/FxX8eQc5eF
And after this one, the challengers sent Io into the ring steps and headed to the center of the ring for a one-on-one battle.
Is @shirai_io afraid of heights? What do you think. #NXTTakeOver @RealMMartinez pic.twitter.com/weOUaHpF1j— WWE (@WWE) February 15, 2021
The 2018 Mae Young Classic looked to have another win over Shirai in the bad after hitting Storm’s End on Martinez and following up with a flying headbutt. But the champ recovered to hit a moonsault from the top onto both women, and pin Mercedes to continue her eight month reign.
For a complete rundown of everything that happened during TakeOver: Vengeance Day on Valentine’s Day, head to our live blog here.