The crowd immediately backed LeRae with chants of “Candice Wrestling” as Johnny Gargano’s wife locked up with Kay Lee Ray.
The match was a very smooth contest in the beginning, with each woman attempting to gain control. But it did not take long until Ray’s heel side came out and she took over in the match. But Candice hit a flurry of offense, including three dives through the ropes onto Ray on the outside.
This led to Candice hitting the double foot stomp off the top rope but Kay Lee kicked out at two. The two Superstars began going at it again, with Ray once again gaining the advantage. This match was all about giving Candice LeRae the opportunity to show off, while also getting Kay Lee some great exposure on TV.
In the end, LeRae was too much for Kay Lee, as Candice Wrestling brought home the win.
WINNER: CANDICE LERAE
Practically heard that from here! 😳#WWENXT @CandiceLeRae pic.twitter.com/rkKbsJWs0g
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) April 25, 2019
PIPER NIVEN VS. ZELINA VEGA
This match was a true battle of David and Goliath in every sense of the word except in WWE, the giant was booked to win.
Niven kicked off the match by capitalizing on her size advantage over Vega. But that did not last long, as Zelnia began taking every opportunity to fight back. She grounded Piper and began dismantling her with one move after another.
Zelina was then grounded herself, as Niven’s power game was just too much to handle. Vega tried a moonsault off the top rope, but she did not hit the move. Niven took the opportunity to get back on top by hitting a sit-down powerslam to get the victory.
WINNER: PIPER NIVEN
It's strength vs. strategy as #NXTUK's @viperpiperniven takes on #SDLive Superstar @Zelina_VegaWWE! #WorldsCollide pic.twitter.com/TV16a4bEXZ
— WWE (@WWE) April 25, 2019
IO SHIRAI VS. SONYA DEVILLE
This bout began with a slow tempo, but built up as the match went on. However, Sonya held her own and took control very early on in the match.
Deville worked the crowd during the bout. but she also brought the pain against Io. The audience was a bit disconnected and it was up to these two women to get the excitement up for this one. That’s exactly what happened, even though the fan favorite did not win.
This bout could have gone either way, but Deville got all of the heat thanks to her MMA background and that ultimately led to her getting the advantage over her opponent.
Io Shirai did not have an answer for Deville this time out, as Sonya picked up the win.
WINNER: SONYA DEVILLE
The #GeniusOfTheSky @shirai_io's aerial arsenal meets the ground-and-pound game of #SDLive's @SonyaDevilleWWE on @WWE #WorldsCollide, streaming now on @WWENetwork! pic.twitter.com/AA3iuzSxNy
— WWE (@WWE) April 25, 2019
NIKKI CROSS VS. BIANCA BELAIR VS. TONI STORM: TRIPLE THREAT FOR THE NXT UK WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
This one opened up with a quick melee in the ring, as all three women went blow for blow. Belair and Storm were left in the middle of the ring and Toni offered a handshake, but Bianca refused. The two women battled for a few moments, until the enigmatic Cross got back into the fight.
Nikki came off the top rope onto Storm, but Belair prevented a three-count. No one managed to gain a clear advantage through the bulk of the match, as all three kept fighting to get the lead. The action began to ramp up, as Nikki Cross made her case in the ring against Toni Storm.
But it was not enough. Bianca Belair was on the outside of the ring as Toni hit the Storm Zero on Cross to get the win.