Io Shirai and Kay Lee Ray are making their entrances now. We see Toxic Attraction (NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose, NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne) watching from up in the Toxic Lounge. We get formal ring introductions from Alicia Taylor as the bell rings. Choo starts off with Shirai as the bell hits and they go at it. Shirai takes Choo down but Choo poses and waves, confusing Shirai. Shirai attacks again and in comes KLR for a double team.
KLR covers for 2. Choo works KLR over but KLR fights out of the corner. Choo sweeps KLR and pins her with a unique pin for 2. Kai tags in and they double team KLR in the corner, slamming her back into the turnbuckles. The double team continues and Kai covers for 2. More back and forth between KLR and Kai now as Toxic Attraction looks on.
Shirai tags in as KLR drops Kai into position for 619. Shirai goes for 619 but Choo protects Kai with her pillow. Shirai takes Choo out and then launches KLR to the floor. Choo checks on Kai after the hard landing. Shirai launches KLR out to the floor and she takes Choo down. Shirai then runs the ropes and flies out, taking Kai down against the announce table. Toxic Attraction looks like they were impressed and a bit concerned at the two dives. We go to a picture-in-picture commercial.
Back from the break and Choo is mounting offense on KLR. Choo drops her unique Nap Time elbow for a close 2 count. Choo and KLR tangle and Choo sends KLR into Shirai to knock her off the apron. Choo with a 2 count. Choo takes KLR to the top as she tags Kai in. Shirai runs over and pulls them both off KLR in the corner. Kai comes back and nails KLR with a big boot as Choo sends Shirai to the floor. Kai and Choo double team KLR in the corner. Kai slams KLR for a close 2 count. KLR fights off Kai’s shoulders. Kai runs into an elbow.
Shirai comes in and plants Kai face-first into the mat after decking Choo off the apron. Shirai with 619 to Kai. KLR comes in and flies off the top to level Kai for a close 2 count as Choo makes the save just in time. Kai blocks the KLR Bomb, then drops KLR on her head. Kai goes to the top and Choo tags herself in. Kai with a Coup de Grace on KLR. Choo follows up with a splash for the pin but Shirai breaks it up just in time, flying in out of nowhere.
Fans chant “this is awesome!” now as all four competitors are down. Shirai blocks a kick from Kai and plants her with a backbreaker. Choo slams Shirai. Choo grabs KLR but KLR headbutts her. KLR with the KLR Bomb to Choo. Shirai tags in and goes to the top for her signature moonsault to Choo. Shirai covers for the pin to win while KLR stops Kai from rushing back in.
Winners of the 2022 NXT Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic: Io Shirai and Kay Lee Ray
– After the match, Shirai’s music hits as she and KLR celebrate in the middle of the ring. Toxic Attraction stands up and looks on from the Toxic Lounge as we go to replays. The confetti falls from the ceiling as Shirai and KLR stand tall in the ring with the Dusty Classic trophy. Toxic Attraction enters the ring now. Rose calls for the music to be cut because she has something to say. She congratulates Shirai and KLR on their win, and says Choo and Kai blew it. Rose says if Shirai and KLR think they’re going to beat Gigi and Jayce to become the new champs, they’re sadly mistaken. KLR says they had one thing in mind when they got into the tournament – to destroy Toxic Attraction and the best way to do that is to go after the leader and take what’s most important to her. Shirai brings up how Rose says she’d fight any woman for the title. KLR says she and Shirai are gong to cash in their tag team title shot but instead they’re going to make the NXT Women’s Title match at Stand & Deliver a Fatal 4 Way with Cora Jade. Toxic Attraction beats Shirai and KLR down now. Jade runs down to make the save. Jade, Shirai and KLR clear the ring as fans cheer them on, sending Toxic Attraction to the floor. Jade’s music starts up while the babyfaces and the heels face off as NXT goes off the air.