We go Tom Phillips in the interview area with Dana Brooke and Emma. Tom wants to make sure that Dana has calmed down from last week and Dana says that she is fine. She is sure that Asuka will not be.
Tom asks Emma about her match against Asuka next week and if she is ready. Emma says the question is not is she ready for the match but why has Asuka had the red carpet rolled out for her since Day One because that was not done for her or Dana. Asuka was a big deal in Japan, but this is NXT. This Revolution didn’t start without the Emmalution. She paved the way before you heard about Bayley, Sasha, Charlotte, or Asuka. At Takeover, the Emmalution will be the solution to take care of Asuka.
Dana says they might take a closer look at Asuka’s match tonight because they can and they are in control. Dana tells Tom to get down so she can pat Tom on the head because he is so tall.
Asuka versus Deonna Purrazzo
They lock up and Asuka with a take down. They lock up again and Asuka with a wrist lock. Deonna with a reversal but Asuka with a reversal of her own into a hammer lock. Asuka takes Deonna to the mat and applies a front face lock before returning to the wrist lock. Asuka with a side head lock take down and Deonna with a head scissors. Asuka escapes.
Asuka with a front face lock into a cover for a near fall and she applies the cross arm breaker and Deonna gets to the ropes. Asuka with kicks to the back and then to the midsection. Deonna blocks a kick and connects with a forearm. Asuka with a running butt block and then Emma’s music plays and she comes out with Dana Brooke to distract Asuka and watch the action.
Asuka with a spinning back heel kick when Deonna grabs her from behind and the referee stops the match. Dana and Emma flinch and look scared from the knockout kick. The two run to the back.