Challenge Match: Nakita Dahaka vs Karla Starr
The match that opened the night might very well have been the match of the night as Karla Starr and Nakita Dahaka followed their war of words into an all out war in the ring. As a huge surprise, Karla brought a manager down to the ring to watch the action. His name was “Phenomenal” Frankie Scott. The broadcast team made mention of Nakita Dahaka and Frankie Scott’s battles in Empire Pro Wrestling and how those battles seemed to be spilling over into this match.
Karla seemed to be the more aggressive one early in the match, keeping Nakita off-balance and constantly dogging her while simultaneously trash-talking Nakita and Delilah. Everything came to a screeching halt when Nakita fired up her power game. A couple of big power slams had Karla Starr rocked… a sidewalk slam kept her down on the mat.
Locked into a reverse chinlock by Nakita, Karla worked her way out of the hold and fought to a standing position, only to be hit with a rough-looking gut wrench suplex. It looked as if Nakita would ride the momentum to victory but only scored a two count.
Karla once again staged a comeback about half of the way through the match, eventually sending Dahaka into the corner with an Irish whip and following it up with a clothesline. The crowd really got behind Karla, who had been on the receiving end of abuse for most of the match. From here, the match transitioned into a catch-as-catch-can affair, with both Karla and Nakita hitting some big moves before toppling over the top rope together.
Once the match spilled onto the floor it got even more violent. At one point, Delilah had the referee distracted while Nakita slammed a chair into the skull of Karla. At another point, Karla had regained the upper hand with the help of Frankie Scott and thrown Nakita over the broadcast table, where Creek Wineberg and Simon Van Helder fled the area to escape the carnage.
Shortly after this exchange, the bell rang just as Karla rolled Nakita into the ring. The broadcast team speculated as to what the cause of the bell was, and it was explained that the match had been ruled a double count out. The fans booed vociferously at the decision, but none of this stopped Karla Starr and Nakita Dahaka from continuing their brawl. Once the official announcement was made, Frankie Scott joined the fray. All Delilah could do was watch as Nakita was got double-teamed by her nemeses.
Karla Starr and Nakita Dahaka wrestled to a double count out.