Kairi Sane der. Vanessa Borne
Displaying great poise, an assortment of new moves and a mile-long mean streak, Borne held her own against the far more experienced Sane. The emboldened up-and-comer even stopped Sane dead in her tracks with a headbutt as The Pirate Princess prepared to take flight for her signature Flying Kabuki Elbow.
Yet, The Pirate Princess is nothing if not resilient. She stunned Borne with a spinning backfist before applying the cross-legged Boston Crab that she calls the Anchor. Folded over like a piece of origami paper, with her toes almost touching her face, Borne had no choice but to tap out.
Galvanized by her triumph, Sane then called out dominant NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler, reminding The Queen of Spades that she’s beaten her before and promising to do it again.