Hola NXT fans and welcome to this week’s NXT Redux! With the inaugural Mae Young Classic behind us, the time has now come for some of the (already signed) participants to reemerge back on our NXT television screens. This week, we are treated to just that in a match-up featuring MYC participants Lacey Evans taking on Bianca Belair.

Before we get there, we are treated to a video flashback package of Asuka relinquishing the NXT Women’s Championship. The emotions are rolling back. But wait, there’s more! NXT cameras also catch-up with Sonya Deville, who has a few choice words for the record setting NXT Women’s Champion and still undefeated Asuka.

Deville claims that the reason she was never in the same ring with Asuka was because Asuka knew had they ever squared off, the belt would be around Deville’s waist. She continues by saying with Asuka now gone, the NXT Women’s Championship is as good as hers. If anyone has a problem with that, they can come see her about it. Any NXT Superstars willing to take on Sonya Deville’s challenge?

Time for our featured women’s match of the week:

Out first is Lacey Evans, who continues to give me Sonya Blade vibes. I’m not the only person who sees the resemblance, am I? Bianca Belair who currently has my second favorite theme song only behind Taryn Terrell’s theme makes her way to the ring next with full on swagger!

The bell sounds off and the match start off with a tie-up thats sees Belair take control by shoving Evans to a corner. The women meet back in the center of the ring for a second tie-up, this time ending with Bianca delivering a waistlock takedown on Evans. Belair runs the ropes but Evans manages to slow her down with a kick to the midsection and leg sweep combination that earns a one count.

Back on their feet, Belair charges Evans to the ropes and pulls her by the hair onto the mat. She tries to whip Evans to the ropes but the latter manages to stay put by latching on to the top rope. Evans goes for a clothesline but Belair ducks it and instead sets Evans up Double Chicken Wing face buster for a two count.

Evans rolls to the ring apron and finds a break when she manages to block a forearm from Belair. She strikes one her own and takes Belair down with a second leg sweep. Evans follows up with an elbow drop for a two count. Belair steps back up with a fisherman suplex to Evans for a near fall of her own. Lots of competition between these two!

Belair takes Evans to a corner, where she stomps over her. Evans responds with a series of offense that include a loud right forearm, a running clothesline, a roundhouse kick and even a Bronco Buster! After landing a swinging neck breaker, Evans goes for the cover but Belair continues to stay alive!

Belair tosses Evans to the ropes and when the timing is just right, hits her signature Hair Whip! OUCH! The move stuns Evans and sets her up a reverse powerbomb that earns Belair the three count. What a win!

Elsewhere, another Mae Young Classic participant in Dakota Kai makes an appearance on NXT this week. She introduces herself backstage and says despite being new in NXT, she shouldn’t be taken lightly. Those who watched her in the tournament know that she can handle herself in the ring.

She refers to herself as the Captain of Team Kick and will have no problem kicking heads in order to make the NXT Women’s Championship hers. Kick away Dakota!

Thoughts: Wow what a real fun match from NXT this week. More so when you keep in mind that it involved women who are essentially considered to be homegrown talent for NXT!

As I mentioned at the start of the Redux, we’re now entering a post MYC phase and I think it was a smart move to start bringing some of those new names to television. The NXT roster is currently full of women and with NXT only being an hour long program, a lot of these names tend to be shelved for a long period of time. As we await for the NXT Women’s Title picture to shape form again, these exhibition matches can help fans warm up to the newer names and give them experience to work on their craft.

This match was competitive, with plenty of near falls and had a distinct face and heel. Both women have so much potential to continue to grow and this is where I trust NXT’s developmental trait to follow through; especially with Bianca Belair. With praises from Lita to Asuka to Mark Henry, it’s no surprise why Bianca is being labeled as the one to watch. Personally her match with Kairi Sane was my favorite match from the MYC.

As for the backstage interviews featuring Dakota Kai and Sonya Deville, again, brownie points to WWE for trying to introduce new women to the NXT Universe. While I think Deville still needs some improvements in the ring, she has the cocky/dominating presence. Meanwhile, Kai’s look just screams babyface, which NXT can always use, and I’m still holding onto hope that she’ll run in to Ruby Riot, who has her own Nikki Cross mystery to deal with.

What did you think of this week’s episode of NXT? Looking forward to seeing more new names make their way to NXT television? How would you book Dakota Kai’s debut? Let us know in the comments below!

  • 3???????

    I fuckin love Bianca . Hopefully she makes it into the fatal 4 way match . Even tho I see ember winning in her home town

  • Rosanna

    My Bianca fans and stans where y’all at? It seems we have some unwanted hate upon us. The girl isn’t doing anything she’s doing everything right. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7e24c61fefd079f91df41f33ae726ef0780e1e2fc986babfa2360949d1b95944.jpg

    • Seraphina Rosenhart

      You’re right, she’s a heel. She’s supposed to be arrogant. She’s just playing her character well.

      • Rosanna

        Some people don’t understand there’s different ways to play a heel character

    • ??LUIGI??

      i don’t really want to you know pull the race card but it seems like he/she never likes black superstars maybe i’m just reachinggg

      • Rosanna

        I’ve noticed the same thing with Naomi and Alicia Fox. The person always have something negative to say about the African American superstars and women’s wrestlers.

        • ??LUIGI??

          that’s why i just stopped caring he’s always going to find a way to hate them. it’s very sad that some people are still like this

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        • Robann

          I’ve had countless spouts with him about Naomi and Foxy, and even Sasha. Him and passion are delusional bigots high key tbh, and its rare that I ever agree with what he says.

      • He/she/it doesn’t. So I blocked that individual.

    • Michael Max

      I Stan her hardcore, more than I have anyone in a long time. I definitely didnt agree with his comments about her having an attitude – and she most definitely has been playing a heel from the get go.

      • iOwnThatSonOfABitch

        Ummm you’re cute

        • Michael Max

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        • #FlairfortheGold

          Girl I said that too???

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    • iOwnThatSonOfABitch

      All I’m saying is I love watching Bianca perform. She’s confident and competitive. That’s her thing. Whoever saying she needs humbled just listen to her interviews.

      She is the EST so she’s always show boating.

    • The Earl of Lemongrab

      I knew I’m gonna love Bianca the first time I saw her. Like come on the woman’s smile can melt your heart! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CyuP0d0UkAATb-Y.jpg
      But this aggressive character is definitely very welcome as well

    • He’s the racist trash they never get rid of. He was at the riots too. He shared his pics on Wrestling Inc.

      • Robann

        Dead ass?

        Explains a lot. Smfh

      • Kvngbalor

        I’ll never forget all the lies he got on here and spread on me

    • Organization XIII

      Just block him. He always spews negative comments at African American superstars.

    • A?.

      She’s a star in the makings, the only thing she needs to improve is her selling but the rest is perfect. I love the hair whip!

    • Robann

      LMFAOOO does he not know what a heel is? I cannot…

    • GOD STRATUS•

      Strap in they want her & Sasha to just shut up and be grateful she’s on TV

  • What does the author mean by “From Lita, to Asuka, to Mark Henry…?”
    I’m sooo excited to see two of my favorites from the MYC wrestling tonight on NXT. Solid match between the two. I hope they continue to push Bianca!

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      Mark, Lita and Asuka have all said good things about her.

      • Ohhh they edited the sentence. I should’ve been able to figure that out lol

  • ???

    Short match but very impressive!!

    Bianca will definitely be the next huge thing in WWE (If they use her right )

    It’s crazy that Bianca has only one year experience ! I also love her hair whip signature, imagine if that move makes it to the future WWE games !

    • conan_kun
      • ???

        Her 450 splash is also a thing of beauty! Wow just WOW!

        It’s really rare to see women like Bianca , she is gold . I hope WWE don’t waste her talent !

        I wonder if she’ll use the 450 splash more in the past , because it’s just looks iconic and perfection .. we need more moves like this in the women’s division!

        Also, I wonder if she’ll continue to use her hair whip signature even in the main roster? Because it so cool and weird , like I never saw someone use their hair lol

        • Robann

          If Naomi can use her booty as a signature, Bianca will most likely be able to use her hair. lol.

          • ???

            It even used to be her own finisher lol !!

            Naomi is good wrestler , but the rear view finisher is just unbelievable and funny

          • Robann

            It’s believable as a signature, not a finisher, which is why I’m glad they changed it. Getting hit with a pretty big booty at high speed (most opponent are running towards her when she hits them with it), can definitely knock the wind out of you for a few mins and stun you. But yeah, I’m happy its not a finisher anymore.

      • NoWayHoeSay

        Bet they don’t let her use 450 on main roster, remember they finally let Jillian use it and she landed on Melinas face

        • ???

          But we are in a new era ! The women’s division is more apreciated now!

          I don’t understand why they wouldn’t let Bianca use a move as cool as that , not everyone can do such moves !

          • Danny?

            Naomi has said she wants to do a 450 splash but they won’t let her.

    • Guilherme Soares

      Can you imagine Mandy doing KK signature? that would be cool… shaking her ass in the bitches’s faces… her and Bianca’s would make a great heel team!

  • Lacey gives me some Michelle McCool/Jillian vibes with her looks and ring work, and Bianca, everyone knows she’s rapidly becoming my favourite. Her theme, look, swagger, in-ring work, I live for her.

  • conan_kun

    Dakota come from being one-time jobber to put over Nia to NXT official signee. Is that mean Dakota gonna be the final contender match in the next tapings like Billie vs. Aliyah vs. Dakota and the winner joins Kairi, Peyton and Ember in Fatal 4 Way, unless there’s other women from MYC doing the same promo as Dakota in the next few weeks
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a8f8603abee68c5c4fd6f925bd8f1e66910509c7dbebd6660b65e9e711a77e27.gif

    • -V

      Nia looks so skinny here omg

  • Jamie Byrd

    I am loving Bianca I already love her theme but part of me wish she could use Whip My Hair by Willow as her theme.

    • NoWayHoeSay

      No cus then that would make her a gimmick, she uses one hair whip in most matches and that’s it

  • Xaos

    Bianca is a star. never liked a rookie girl so much this fast

    • Maddox

      Even Bliss? Lol

      • Xaos

        I only started liking Bliss when she turned heel

      • She’s not graduated from rookie stage yet.

        • Maddox

          Lol, a three times women’s champ is still in the rookie stage. It seems you don’t know what a rookie means

          • Greener than grass.

          • Maddox

            What’s funny is that regardless of that, she ain’t a rookie. In WWE however, Kairi Sane and the rest of the Mae young Competitors are rookies

        • Welchy

          Stfu.

  • TrishStratusIsQueenDiva

    This match was GOODT okayy! Lacey and Bianca both showed that they’re women to watch in the division. And that Bianca! Whew that girl is going places. I’m excited to see who the fourth person in the match is gonna be. We got Billie, Bianca, Lacey, Sonya and Dakota at the least all vying for a shot at the title

    • Robin Zabriskie

      Sonia had her chance in her match against ember and ruby

      • TrishStratusIsQueenDiva

        Oh true! Better luck next time Sonya ?

  • Hopefully Bianca keeps the Fallaway Powerbomb as her finisher and dubs THAT the “Kiss of Death” instead of that Spear. She just needs slightly better ring gear and better selling abilities; but I REALLY like her. She’s going to be huge in NXT one day.

    • Kvngbalor

      She has so many different attires i hope she starts rocking

      • Guilherme Soares

        but her ring gears are so basic… she needs something like Sasha or Naomi!

        • Kvngbalor

          Nope she’s her own person with her own style

          • Guilherme Soares

            still basic…

        • Not to be “that guy,” but you really couldn’t compare Bianca to ANYONE else??

          • Guilherme Soares

            Sasha, Paige,Alexa,Charlotte,Dana Brooke,Carmella i think they all have fearless and powerful ring gear… are u satisfated?

        • wysna

          Their not “basic” but their hideous imho. Everyone knows I like the girl but those kiss marks are just not cute.

          I feel like, it would be more within her brand if she wears a tight jersey of sorts with that EST logo at the back or the front. I don’t want her to look like Sasha or Naomi. I don’t think she’d fit well with their outfit because her persona seems a lot more serious.

          • Guilherme Soares

            but she can be serious, i mean she needs a warrior bra or something like that… Naomi and Sasha gears they look powerful and fearless… i think Brie Bella latex gear would look so good in Bianca!

    • Gato_wiska

      I want her to get rid of the kiss marks. If the kiss mark is an important symbolic thing for her, she should have a kiss mark on the cheek instead.

      • I think if her ring gear was a feminized version of Billy Gunn’s gear (since he also had lip prints on his gear), it could work. It just needs to be designed properly.

  • George
  • -V

    Bianca is gonna be so big one day, I honestly can’t wait to see her succeed! And not to mention that she’s sooo much better than one of the current champions from the main roster, lol

    • Welchy

      She’s much better than Nattie? Oop lol

      • -V

        Oh definitely not her. I meant Alexa. I bet Bianca can execute a better DDT than her as well. ??

        • Welchy

          I bet you couldn’t tho lol.

        • Alexa’s Devastating DDT of Dynamic Destruction?
          Idk. ‘E is selling that thing as the most powerful move since Hulk Logan’s Leg Drop

    • Guilherme Soares

      Can you imagine Bianca and Mandy as a Team? Mandy doing KK signature the ass thing and Bianca the hair thing… would be pretty cool! they could be a new KK and Eve Torres thing…

      • -V

        This will honestly be the best thing ever!

        • Guilherme Soares

          OMG that would be glorious!!! and I would put Vanessa Borne with them would be cool for her! she’s hot sexy and she’s good in the ring, and she has a rock sexy girl gimmick…

  • -V

    Also that newbie Sonya or whoever she is better not forget how she tapped out to the Asuka lock MULTIPLE TIMES at live events

    #TheReignWillContinuebitch

    • Welchy

      Yas

  • jabril

    Wait off topic but how cool is the dream lmaoooo I love his character

    • Organization XIII

      I love him! His character is everything & he’s been nailing it

  • jabril

    Bianca , my girl , she’s a star and there is no denying. My fav on NXT since Sasha tbh .

    • NoWayHoeSay

      Same

  • Matt

    I find Sonya very boring, I don’t like her at all. Bianca is a freaking beast, she’s powerful and athletic, reminds me so much of Jacqueline; I really think she’s gonna be such a great star in the forthcoming future.
    Also credit to Lacey, I think that along with Taynara they’re the best three no-indy wrestler that WWE has. Lacey has a great presence I prefer her as a heel but she’ll be a great star in the future and she showed that in the MYC: her match with Taynara was very good, considering that they both are two rookies.

  • NoWayHoeSay

    Eeee Bianca to go main roster and defeat Alexa

  • Kvngbalor

    I love Sasha but im starting to notice some of what ppl say she posted a screenshot of Lacey & Bianca the NXT coming up next graohic and said yes queen next then posted Lacey calling her queen then a pic of Bianca entrance with question marks but deleted it from her story mins later but Bianca unfollowed her right after …. Sasha also kind of shaded Ember one time before also im always defending her but in my mind i wonder why

    • Welchy

      She’s trash.

    • She was just saying what we are all thinking about Bianca’s entrance

      • Kvngbalor

        No i love Sasha but im starting to peep she low key be feeling threatened by new girls she shaded Ember on Tumblr and now Bianca which some is saying over Bianca ring jacket i don’t see comparisons but Bianca unfollowed her non of the girls she shade acknowledge her they brush it off still a Sasha stan tho just wish she was more like Naomi who embraces the new girls she loves EVERYBODY

        • GOD STRATUS•

          She does love everybody. But gimmick infringement is serious Alexa dyed her hair to wearing similar gear now Bianca’s great but she does remind you of the BOSS. So I can see why she’s like eww bitch get your own shit

          • Bianca did say she studied sasha the most and was impressed at how fast she was in the ring and she wanted to be like that. However, I think she’s different enough from Sasha, but she DEFF needs a new entrance. The skip is meh, and then getting on the ropes and doing Sasha’s ring in almost shot for shot is a bit much.
            You’re a powerhouse slide in under the ring or leg through or hell do something creative…but not Sasha’s entrance.

  • Kvngbalor

    Sonya can go she brings nothing new and with Shayna signed now she serves no purpose no one’s buying this gimmick it sucks

    • She won’t, Sonya’s 24 and Shayna 37, they have their time with her.

      • Diva_Fan

        If there smart they would put them together and form a tag team !

  • Both of these ladies are the future.

  • Aye Mate
    • -V

      who that?

  • MK126

    Bianca and Lacey did good! I’m glad they’re bringing out MYC competitors and using them within the show in some fashion like Taynara last week and Dakota doing a backstage promo this week. I love everything about Dakota. She screams ultimate babyface and shes like a better bayley in that regard. Bianca is QUEEN of everything. I wonder what shes got in that hair whip of hers to make that sound cause im pretty sure it hurts like hell. Lacey was good too! Both of these women are gonna be big stars in NXT… and Sonya meh

  • Aye Mate
  • Welchy

    Bianca is so good. Queen I can’t wait until she faces the other NXT girls

    • Organization XIII

      I need Toni Storm to get signed so they can go against each other

  • Welchy

    Sonya trash.
    Evie has ARRIVED YASSSSS OMG SHES GONNA BE THE BIGGEST BABY FACE DOWN IN NXT WHEWWWW

  • Organization XIII

    Wow…Bianca Bianca Bianca. That woman is just simply amazing. Loving everything about her. Only thing I need to see is her mic work & a little better selling of her opponents offense. But the girl can deff run rampid in NXT. She should be huge in the near future.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Can’t wait for Dakota to finally arrive on NXT. She’s great and she’s going to be a big babyface. So likeable!

    Both Lacey and Biance are going to be great in ring worker in the future. Wrestling is still new to them yet they are already so good! All I see is potential in them. I still don’t know what Lacey is supposed to be with her gimmick but once they get this straight, she could it kill it.

    Same for Bianca. Her especially is going to e huge. She’s freaking athletic and so strong. She’s ripped. What an athlete! When she gets her character work down, learn how to work the crowd more and get them more engaged and get more experience, she’s going to be something. SOMETHING!

    Oh and the was Sonya Deville as well….

    Anyways, back to the positives, the future is BRIGHT!

    • Don ?

      “learn how to work the crowd more”

      I second that. Especially after she performs her signature hair whip. I noticed tonight she couldn’t help but to crack a smile after hearing the crowd’s reaction to it. I would too if I was he, but she could at least taunt the crowd a bit after hitting it.

  • albert albie aldahawi

    Wait so Evie got a contract ??? No way ?

    • MK126

      She been had a contract lol

    • Evie’s been signed for a while; she just hasn’t been on television much.

    • hitesh khanna

      whose evie?

  • A?.

    NXT is coming back with the decent booking, yay! Just wish we would have more women involved and side feuds, like six women tag and stuff but yeah!

  • Gavin

    Bianca is so basic I can’t even. Her character is literally a suffix. Flashy moves don’t make up for a huge lack of personality and individuality.

    • Organization XIII

      What’s makes her the same as all the rest if you think she lacks individuality?

  • Don ?

    Bianca Belair is everything! ? Her physique, moxie, athleticism, entrance music. I can’t wait to see more from her. Everytime she cracks her signature hair whip the echo from the impact gives me goosebumps. I’d hate to be on the receiving end of it. Haha I noticed when she won the match the full version of “We Do It Better” played as an Exit/Victory theme. I like that. I remember Gail Kim and The Bella Twins having special exit themes when they were victorious in matches back in the 2010s. Overall, I’m here for the EST. ? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/29def0c05e54f88ec2a2292151d9cc99734b80388f1098f0e9db6bbb99666ab3.gif

    Lacey Evans impressed me a lot here as well. She’s been slowly growing on me since the MYC. I still find her ring entrance obnoxious as hell (like girl just get in the damn ring), but her attire for the night was really cute. I’m loving the NXT Women’s Division post-Asuka. I can’t wait for the upcoming weeks especially with Sonya’s next match!

  • Ken Lushh

    I was just waiting for Sasha to have a problem with Bianca.

  • Good match, two of my favorite new generation of NXT women’s wrestlers. Bianca has everything and Lacey is such a beautiful person who has shown strenght and power. In the other hand is Dakota, an amazing performer that will make a serious impact there.

  • GameChanger #HBIC#GoldenGodess

    OMG Bianca is really amazing for how small of time span shes been wrestling

  • Charlie

    Bianca is really full of great potential, but she needs some great opponents and Lacey Evans is turning into a real competitor. Could be some more awesome action between those two. Hopefully.

  • Danny?

    Loving Bianca as everyone else is as well it seems. I’m really warming to Lacey as well as at first I wasn’t feeling her but after the MYC I was impressed, particularly her finisher. Sonya needs to do a lot more in the ring cause what she’s been giving is not the t. Dakota I’m not really a fan of tbh I mean she’s a good wrestler but I can’t get behind her.

  • Jtiera

    Bianca once again living her best life ?
    she just had to work in her selling but she has IT.

    That hair whip aka the formation whip always makes me happy.

  • Super Mateo

    Liking Sonya. I thought she delivered a good promo. Dakota seems kind of generic right now, other than her Team Kick thing. One of two things will happen: I will get a kick out of it…or I’ll want to give it the boot. We’ll see.

    I don’t know what it is, but Lacey just plain bugs me. As for Bianca, she knows her character. And that character looks mean and definitely NOT someone these other women would want to be in a fight with. This wasn’t as good as the Kairi match, but it was good enough. Bianca winning is the right call. I do like the unique “hair as a whip” move.

  • wysna

    1. I’m so glad Dakota is here. I hope they upgrade her look a bit because really that’s one of the few things she’s lacking. I also hope that she gets a finisher as on-brand as that top rope foot stomp.

    2. The more I see of Bianca, girl, the more I like her. THANK GOD she changed her finisher. That spear of hers was just so “meh” for someone like her. I hope she keeps improving. She’s one of the girls I am most excited for. And why not? The quite confidence, that cocky smirk, her athleticism, that damn hair whip. Girl, everything… yes.

  • this episode was awesome and i loved the womens match between lacey evans and bianca belair

  • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

    Really enjoyed the match and both interviews.
    I feel like NXT needs and extra 15-20 minutes so more women can be showcased. Given that it’s on the Network it shouldn’t be that big of a problem.

    Bianca is already quite good in the ring compared to her experience level.

    Lacey is very likable and promising. I really like her gimmick, it’s fun but not ridiculous.

    • Gerg

      yass strength/speed of jazz and cockiness of heel sasha

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    Lmfao I can’t deal with Sonya like girl sit to green ass down lol

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    Both women really put on a really good match. It was short but still it was fast paced, the movesets of both women were unique innovations to some classic moves, and both women played their parts so perfectly. Lacey was the perfect underdog baby face the entire match with really nice burst of offense and how a true underdog should look in the ring. Bianca was just the perfect badass, powerful and cocky heel. I love that she controlled the majority of the match making her actually look powerful and dominant but still won the match because we don’t see that to often. All in all superb job ladies! They seriously look like they have been doing this for years!!!!!!

  • IconicTrio

    Waiting for these two to be pushed into the limelight once my girls Billie and Peyton move up. Also waiing for Sonya to be de-pushed. She’s a big dull disappointment.