Candice LeRae vs. Io Shirai
We go to the ring and out first comes Io Shirai. Candice LeRae is out next. LeRae rushes the ring and tackles Shirai. They tangle and the referee separates them, calling for the bell. Shirai immediately goes to the floor. LeRae follows and goes right to work on her. Candice brings it back in but Shirai attacks her. Shirai goes for the sunset flip powerbomb from the apron to the floor but Candice holds on. Shirai still sends her to the floor face-first. Shirai keeps control and drops Candice on top of the announce table with a big suplex.
Shirai returns to the ring as Candice is down. Candice makes it in right before the 10 count hits. Shirai goes right to work on her. Shirai mounts Candice with strikes. Shirai with a Flapjack and a big kick to the face for a 2 count in the middle of the ring. Shirai keeps Candice grounded now. Candice fights up and into the corner, taking Shirai down. Candice charges and takes Shirai down with a flying headscissors but Shirai lands on her feet. Shirai nails a dropkick.
Shirai drops Candice again and keeps her grounded, focusing on the neck. Fans try to rally for the wife of Johnny Gargano. Shirai rams Candice back into the corner, upside down, and then spikes her into the mat for a close 2 count. Candice finally turns it around after a missile dropkick attempt. Candice backs Shirai into the corner and unloads with strikes. Candice keeps control and hits a Brainbuster for a close 2 count.
More back and forth after a submission. Shirai goes for a 619 but Candice catches it and hits a neckbreaker. Candice covers for a close 2 count. Shirai ends up dropping Candice on her injured neck. More back and forth now. Shirai is on the outside when Candice runs the ropes and nails a huge dive into a DDT on the floor. Candice brings int back in and works over Shirai for another pin attempt. Shirai turns it around and applies a Crossface but can’t get the win. More back and forth between the two. Shirai drives Candice down but Candice comes back with a snap German suplex. Shirai with more offense of her own, including a German suplex for a close 2 count. Shirai can’t believe it.
Shirai drives knees into the corner while Shirai is down. Shirai climbs up and flies with more knees as a counter. Candice slides off Shirai’s shoulders and spikes her into the mat for a pin attempt. Candice takes Shirai to the top and hits a super swinging neckbreaker but Shirai kicks out. Shirai takes Candice back to the top for a huge Spanish Fly. Fans go wild as Candice kicks out again. Shirai can’t believe she kicked out, showing frustration. Shirai beats on Candice some more. Candice rolls Shirai up for a 2 count. Shirai with more big moves and a top rope moonsault but Candice is still kicking out.
Shirai beats on Candice in frustration now. Shirai with a Koji Clutch in the middle of the ring now. Candice struggles to get out of the hold but Shirai keeps it locked. Candice passes out in the hold and the referee calls the match.
Winner: Io Shirai
After the match, Shirai stands tall as her music hits. We go to replays while Candice is still laid out. Shirai stands over Candice and mocks her as the referee checks on her.