This Wednesday on NXT Asuka faced Nikki Cross and Ruby Riot in a Triple Threat Elimination Match for the NXT Women’s Championship. However, that match went to a no contest after Nikki and Asuka took their rivalry to the next level by destroying each other throughout the building.

Now WWE is reporting that Asuka will put her coveted title on the line against Nikki on the June 28 episode of NXT.

The title showdown will be a Last Woman Standing Match, further adding to the uncertainty and chaos surrounding the huge championship contest.

WWE had this to say about the matchup:

“The extreme stipulation was a logical next step in Asuka and Cross’s rivalry after the two brawled throughout Full Sail University on the June 14 episode of NXT.

“Asuka’s record-breaking NXT Women’s Title reign has overcome many obstacles, but she has yet to face a challenger as crazy as Cross in a bout that caters to chaos like a Last Woman Standing Match. Will we see the end of The Empress of Tomorrow’s historic title reign?”

The match is set for Wednesday at 8 pm ET, June 28, on the WWE Network.

What do you think about this news? Who do you think will walk out champion? Sound off in the comments below.

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  • Bryskers

    I wanted a Last Women Standing in WWE for a long time and I can’t wait. It’s gonna be amazing.

  • PsychoMickie

    Why am I not excited for this?

    • StraightFire

      Because the booking of this feud has been so on and off.

      • PsychoMickie

        tea

    • ABC_1990

      Because we all know they’re not gonna have Asuka lose the title in a non Takeover match

  • StraightFire

    Asuka is coming for Charlottes accolade crown just wait.

    • Christina22

      Surprised Sasha and Charlotte didn’t do a last woman standing match during their feud.

  • GEO
    • ??CHOCOLATEGLOWMAMI??

      Yasssss WWE needs to give me money for a new wig girll i’m gagging

    • Jamal

      This pic of Sasha though :::screams::

  • Is that the first Last Woman Standing Match in WWE?

    • Yes!

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  • Dionte Brown

    I’m over her I’m so over her. What is the point she’s going to retain and keep the beltbfor another year. Then the same booming is going to happen on the main roster.

  • Operation “defeat every Ember’s future challenger” is almost over. Can’t wait to see if anyone will look credible to challenge the one who’ll have conquered the empress.

  • Lushluke

    Hope asuka wins Nikki makes me feel sick with those stubbly armpits

  • Don ?

    Hmm, I’m curious to see how this plays out. This will be Nikki’s 4th time challenging Asuka for the women’s championship. I’m unsure if she can afford another loss even though Asuka has only pinned her once even if it was a double pin. The outcome of this match might be unpredictable with Nikki having a stable to back her. I’d still prefer Ember to dethrone Asuka.

  • Monkey Meat

    Their rivalry has been much more hate driven than Ember and Asuka’s. Definitely worthy of a match up of this caliber. Common respect feuds don’t deserve stipulations.

  • Neutral

    NJEVNERFVBIEFVNIEVNFINVERIJNVOVNRVNOWDA,K FVN YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS!!!!!!!

    • Juri Han

      We don’t speak that language .

  • 3???????

    Am I the only person who doesn’t care ?

  • 3???????

    Both these women have boring movesets ,asuka all kicks & strikes , & Nikki is all punches ….

  • ??CHOCOLATEGLOWMAMI??

    Uh oh here we go again history is going to be made , this will be sickening ??

  • Windyhawaii

    I don’t watch NXT anymore tbh, so I don’t really know if this had any story behind it or if it was just put together. But I’m positive they’ll do wonderful in the match.

    RAW and SDL have been way more unpredictable lately, I think NXT should take that route and put the belt on Nikki.

    • Christina22

      Tape or not they should. With this stipulation Asuka looks strong in defeat. Nikki Cross looks like a monster.

      We finally get a new champion

      • Windyhawaii

        I’m down for it, she already beat that record. Ember doesn’t NEED that win on asuka anyway

  • I just watched this weeks episode of NXT and I really enjoed it. I think these two could put on a really nice match, especially because I think Cross has a lot more to show on WWE tv.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Wow! This could be a defining match for Nikki Cross right here moreso than all her Takeover matches. Asuka making history from left and right… Icon?https://media.tenor.com/images/a934771c6c9dda3be7db5ad6b6d135a0/tenor.gif

    Seriously, this is a first that I have been waiting for and I cannot wait to see them go all out for this. Such a fitting ending to such an intense and agressive dynamic between the two.

    • Bryskers

      Right, it feels so right. Nikki really has been Asuka’s best opponent.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        Very true. So much that it makes me kind of dissapointed that we didn’t get to see them fully feud. This would have been so different from the usual feuds we see and the brawl was just a glimpse of the potential of it. Hopefully, we will get to see them reach their potential on the main roster (which i doubt they would let them be that intense in a feud).

    • Christina22

      If could be a Austin Bret Hart moment since Asuka would most likely not lose in a pre taped match. But Nikki Cross looks fantastic in defeat

  • I know I sound a little selfish in saying this but I want Asuka to win so Ember Moon can win the title.

    • Degenerous Boss

      Same here, i won’t be satisfied with Asuka’s reign ending unless Ember Moon is the next champion lol

    • C Mack

      Same

  • Neutral

    Bitch I was not ready for this announcement, WWE you need to warn me in advance, you gotta prep people, I´m so shook to the core and my wig is snatched!

    • ??CHOCOLATEGLOWMAMI??

      Yasss ???

      • Neutral

        You know where my heart beat is girl? Nowhere to be found bitch, I´m deceased!

        • ??CHOCOLATEGLOWMAMI??

          Bitchhh you are funny ? i live for you girl stay sickening ???

  • Slayickie v2

    Iconic! But I was hoping for that stipulation for a heel Sasha vs face Mickie feud down the road. But I know both girls will show tf out.

  • Degenerous Boss

    I REFUSE to call it a Last Women Standing Match, if the women are equal they need the same terminology, just call it what it is, a Last Man Standing Match, otherwise it sounds like a Divas Lingerie On A Pole Match lol

    • Neutral

      Personally I don´t mind the term because women are equal to men so they should be proud to use that terminology, I just find it confusing because they call it Iron Man Match and then Last Woman Standing.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      I don’t see the issue with calling it what it is… a women’s match. Two women fighting each other. Sometimes, we shouldn’t reach for little things such. Saying women doesn’t represent a form of inequality between men and women. I mean, come on…

    • PsychoMickie

      This… No need to say Woman. The original title has “Man” in it. If they say “Woman” might as well keep calling them Divas.

      • Bryskers

        This makes no sense

        • PsychoMickie

          the name is originally called “last man standing” why change it to “last woman standing”? Just because it’s two women? Just keep it “last man standing”.

          • Bryskers

            “Just because it’s two women?”

            Yes. Exactly why. There is litterally nothing wrong with this, i’m genuinely confused by you and OP making it a thing.

          • Maddox

            It’s been Last man standing cuz it’s always been between the men. Now it’s the first with women so it’s okay to call it that

          • PsychoMickie

            It’s not like it was called last “Guy” standing or last “dude” standing. Just call it what the original name is. it’s still the same match.

      • Jinx25

        Lets just call it a Last Person/Competitor Standing Match from now on so no one gets their panties in a twist. There is absolutely nothing wrong with calling this type of match between two women a Last Woman Standing Match. Man = Male. Woman = Female. It makes more sense to either use a gender neutral term (aka person/competitor) for everyone from this point on or use the one that fits the gender of the competitors in the match.

        • PsychoMickie

          No. Just call it Last Man Standing. It really isn’t that serious, like I’m not mad. But the original match name was called Last Man Standing. Just call the match what it is. Why does the name have to change just because they’re women? They can honestly call it either one, it really doesn’t matter to me. But I think it should be called “Last Man Standing” or “Iron Man” no matter if there are women competing in it.

      • Degenerous Boss

        This is what I’m trying to get ppl to understand

    • Bryskers

      But… they are women?

    • Shady

      They are women though lol

      Ironman is a term, which is why Sasha vs Bayley and Charlotte matches were branded as Ironman matches and not Ironwoman

    • A One of a Kind Collectible

      I really don’t get this logic. They are women by suggesting they change the name it inferres that women are just the same as men. Both genders are different and both genders should feel proud to be their gender. Calling it a last woman’s standing is a way of saying look how far we’ve come, we are WOMEN doing!

      Similarly when wwe referred to their female matches as IronMAN, everyone chanted ironWoman! These girls are gonna slay

  • Women’s Revolution

    Living for this!!! NXT continues the Women Revolution

    Nikki Cross is unpredictable! Aside from Ember Moon and the Iconic Duo, she’s a threat to dethrone the Empress of Tomorrow.

    Asuka already has a WWE Hall of Fame career and it will excel once she debut on the Main Roster.

    I’m still looking forward to Ember Moon to dethrone the Empress of Tomorrow.

  • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

    It seems they finally found someone to make Asuka look good. However, this story will end with a sad ending, in which Ember is the next champion.

  • Jamal

    Awesome news. I was expecting a hardcore match but this is even better

    • Christina22

      The very small chance of Asuka losing, she’ll look very strong in defeat with this stipulation.

      Probably be like a Japanese Deathmatch between these two

  • Luiz Giem

    This was the most logical thing to do after the epic brawl they had last Wednesday. Asuka has yet to defeat Nikki in a one on one contest and the stipulation gives them both enough room to deliver a Match of The Year candidate.

    Looking forward to this!

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Idk why but I have a feeling Nikki bout to snatch that title. I’m scared!!!

    • Don ?

      I have that feeling too. I’m not opposed to it.

      • YonceLuvsDivas

        Me either! I’m ready some thing new for Asuka.

  • Peta

    Love Asuka as a wrestler but she has no mic work no? Is it just me? I think that is for me what is missing from her to actually build up a story line out of just wrestling.

    • Christina22

      They need to get a manager or do subtitled promos

  • Christina22

    The match we should’ve gotten in Chicago.

    Wit that stipulation and judging from Gail Kim and Jade last women standing, the odds don’t look good for Asuka.

    I’m hyped but the fact that it’s tape and small chance of Nikki winningnot as much

    The more I see Nikki the more I hope Nikki takes the title instead of Ember. I feel the crowd might prefer Nikki Cross over Ember Moon

    Has the potential to be more brutal than any Sasha Banks vs Charlotte match

  • ssilva872

    Wow that is awesome but being spoiled will suck. It should have been at a Takeover or live WWE special like the Beast in the East show.

  • ?K . A . T ?

    Wow!! This is gonna be great!!

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    Nice I hope Nikki does something other than neck breaker variations and really shows us what she can do. So far her character is the most developed in the nxt women’s division but her ring work and loveseat so far haven’t consisted of much else than 4-5 neck breaker variations and throw some bows.

  • B J

    It’s taped; therfore, Asuka will retain.

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  • Shady

    NXT is prospering again and Asuka gets to reign as champion the way she deserved to all along

  • conan_kun

    WWE women in June 2017
    NXT women: Last Woman Standing match
    SDL women: MITB Ladder Match
    Raw women: Kendo Stick…on a pole match

  • i’m looking forward to this match

  • Oh wow. I was really expecting charllote to compete in a last man standing match first. Nevertheless, I am excited for this match.

  • punisher

    Asuka’s gonna kick Nikki’s head back to Scotland

  • Aye Mate

    Asuka and Nikki Cross already have tremendous chemistry together; it would be nice to see more character build, but this match should easily nudge its way into the best of year end lists. Great to see Nikki evolve, too.

  • I love their match on Takeover chicago and the past main event. Women’s are making history again, I thought this match would end the Asuka’s reign but isn’t Ember so I think isn’t going to happend.

  • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

    I’m so late for these news! I like how this is not promoted like “first ever”. Finally NXT is back on track with their women.

    • Christina22

      I know. If this was the main roster they would be like we deserve a last women’s standing match to make history instead of focusing on the actually feud.

      • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

        Yep! That’s the reason the MITB match turned so annoying and this re-match isn’t clicking for me.