Welcome all to the Women of Honor- no wait, the Impact Write- no no, hang on… NXT REDUX?!?! Goodness me, I really am a jack of all trades! So first off, apologies from the Diva-Dirt team for not posting a Redux for last week’s episode. They were busy with things and they didn’t have the time to find someone else to cover NXT at the time. Things are still busy for us, which is why I’m jumping in for a change. Hopefully I can do a fine job until things are back on track.

I promise not to mix Mandy Leon and Jenny Rose for Mandy Rose this time. Though I suppose it would be one of the rare times she’s mentioned in NXT. OH DANG! *finger snap* But seriously, of all times to be featured in anything NXT related, not this week?! Put her face on a milk carton and if found, call someone ASAP.

The first mention of the NXT Women is by NXT General Manager William Regal, who adds Nikki Cross to tonight’s qualifying battle royal. This is due to Taynara Conti of all people, costing her the match. We soon see a recap of this match, which included Liv Morgan and Peyton Royce, the latter of which won due to the earlier distraction.

Also, can we just take a moment to appearance the hilarity of this moment from that match?

It was at this moment, that Taynara knew, she dun BLEEPED up.

So this week we had a Battle Royal match to determine the final women heading into the NXT Womens Championship Fatal-4-Way match at NXT TakeOver: War Games. Introducing in order of participants…

Vanessa Borne! Bianca BeLair! Sage Beckett! Mercedes Martinez! COMMERCIAL! (gosh darn it.) After the break, we see the likes of Abbey Laith, Sarah Logan, Lacey Evans, Santana Garrett, Zeda, Rhea Ripley, Reina González, Dakota Kai, Name? Aliyah and Taynara Conti (ay there she is). Carrying on with entrances, we get… Candice LeRae! Billie Kay! With the already advanced Peyton in toe. And of course, Nikki Cross.

Nikki immediately goes after Taynara and everyone else goes nuts! Not long into it, Taynara is eliminated by Cross, but the Brazilian pulls out her out and attacks her on the outside. Peyton also adds some insults to injury by pushing Nikki into the steel steps. Bitter much ladies?

As the match goes on, we see the following eliminated in order. Rhea Ripley by Bianca! Zeda by Bianca! Dakota Kai by Sage! Aliyah by Sage! Someone? by Santana! … Apparently?

And by this point, Nikki enters the match again and hits a diving crossbody on nearly everyone… no joke. But yeah, back to the eliminations!

Vanessa Borne by Cross! Sage Beckett by Cross! Santana Garrett by Cross! Abbey Laith by Cross! Sarah Logan by Mercedes! Lacey Evans by Candice! And in an INCREDIBLE feat of strength, Candice LeRae by Military Drop onto Logan and Beckett on the outside. Curtousy of Bianca BeLair.

By this point, the final four are Bianca, Billie, Mercedes, and Nikki. Billie was close to being eliminated by Bianca, but Billie held on by hair… BeLair’s specifically. She held on to her weapon weave which looked incredibly painful. But then Bianca stared using it against Kay as a weapon again, which sounded ever more painful. Nikki and Kay brawl through the ropes to the outside (DOESN’T COUNT) and Bianca & Mercedes fight inside as Bianca ties her hair up. Smart girl.

The two soon go over the top, fighting on the apron, to which Cross eliminates both. Billie tries to eliminate her at this point, but is unsuccessful. Billie attempts to hit the ‘Shades of Kay’ (I see what you did there) but Nikki dodges and attacks her leg which is stuck on the top rope. Nikki re-enters the ring and throws Billie over the top rope and onto the floor. Nikki Cross wins!

NXT General Manager William Regal enters the ring with the vacant NXT Womens Title as Nikki and Peyton exchange words. Enter both Ember Moon and Mae Young Classic Winner, Kairi Sane and we have your standard yet extremely hyped staredown.

Although she didn’t come out with win for a spot at TakeOver, Mercedes Martinez shares why she believes Ember Moon will come short at the live NXT special.

Outside of the Womens Division, we see Zelina Vega interrupt a paparazzi type interview for NXT Champion Drew McIntyre. She is unhappy as she said her associate, Andrade “Cien” Almas and her never got a contract for his Championship match. Drew admires her determination, but he wants Cien to challenge Drew himself. He walks off as one of the interviewers tries to get a comment from Vega about what just happened. She just brushes him off, saying she’s not here to talk to them, and walks off in a huff.

Later in the Main Event, Andrade, along with Zelina, faces off against Roderick Strong. She cuts a promo before the match about still waiting for a contract for his Championship match. Zelina says that Drew is ducking Almas because he knows that like Strong, he is not man enough to breath the rarefied air of a champion.

Zelina did make her mark felt with more than just barking orders at Cien, by getting involved physically… BY SENDING STRONG INTO THE STEEL STEPS WITH A HURRICANRANA FROM THE APRON!! A women of both words AND action is Miss Zelina Vega. If this whole Andrade thing doesn’t work out, maybe the Womens Division could be her next business venture.

Andrade uses this to hit his finish on Strong in the ring and win the match. The two head over to the announce table, takes  headset and Zelina says the following. ‘Drew McIntyre… we want to know if you’re a man of your word. So next week, Andrade will meet you, face-to-face.’ Andrade also grabs it and calls Drew scared and followed it up with some espanol… and then other main event stuff that doesn’t involve the women.

But we do have an exclusive clip from WWE.com. William Regal announces Drew and Almas WILL be facing each other for the NXT Championship at NXT Takeover in Houston. So expect to see Zelina not far behind.

Thoughts: Well, this week was an eventual one huh? The battle royal itself was jam packed with many women from the MYC, as well as three other NXT regulars. Certain people got showcased more, which shows good signs for them in the future, whether they are with WWE (Biancia, Taynara, Sage), or not (Mercedes, Candice). Having Nikki win was definitely an interesting choice, especially since she already competed in a past qualifying match. But for her to win this match gives her one of the stronger chances of winning the championship match against the other women. But there you have it. Kairi Sane, Peyton Royce, Ember Moon and Nikki Cross, face off for the NXT Womens Championship in Houston!

Another star that shined in this episode was Zelina. Obviously she has been a vocal point in the growth of Andrade Cien Almas in the NXT Championship match, but to see her physically get involved, and in the way she did, is definitely a huge deal. Will we see her do something similar in the lead up to the NXT Championship match at Takeover, or even in the match itself. Judging from her disdain for the current champion, most likely.

But what do you all think? Who do you think will become the new NXT Womens Champion? Do you see Zelina getting involved more in the build-up for the NXT Championship match? Do you see any other rivalries with the other women leading into any of the other matches? Let us know in the comments below!

  • Hangga

    what is abbey gimmick ? i find her boring

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      She doesn’t really have one. She’s just a generic heel or face til they can give her something or she finds something.

    • PeppermintButler

      Same with the others really, they’re just starting to get exposure so give them time.

      • Lucas

        wait, you guys really don’t know who she is? like, are you a women’s wrestling fan at all???

        • Kvngbalor

          They can’t be Kimber Lee was a big name on the Indies who really deserved a better introduction to NXT she EARNED her spot that match alone against that asshole who botched the chair shot and Powerbomb that nearly killed her she took like a champ and never complained she’s lucky to be alive

    • Kvngbalor

      She’s great in the ring i honestly expected her to be pushed over Ruby im not sure what her character is tho hopefully they get that together cause she can go

      • Zay Zay

        well said her character can use a lil more push

    • I really dislike her. I find her weird and outdated haha. Her make-up reminds me of the female mathlete from Mean Girls. The one with the snaggle tooth ?

      • Kvngbalor

        She’s beautiful nothing about her is weird can’t wait for them to display all her skills

    • ???

      She is still new and they still didn’t give her any program, we can’t say she’s boring or good at the current time.

    • IconicTrio

      I preferred her retro looking haircut and heelish behaviour in her match against RR. As a face she’s just a Wrassler and not much else.

    • Exotic

      She gotta stop dressing like shes Kelly Kelly…
      Ain’t she like 40 too?

      • KatyaMenelli

        She’s only 26 Asshole

        • Exotic

          oh my you’re lying, shes definitely not in her 20s..

          cause if so… YIKES

          • KatyaMenelli

            She’s 26

  • SkilledDeathArtist#1

    Bianca was definitely the highlight of the battle royal. The girl has star quality written all over her. The right training and development, she could easily become the next top heel if they allow her to be. I was also kinda sad Billie didn’t win. I felt that she never got that specific moment to shine compared to Peyton and could’ve really used this win to showcase her skills more.

    • PeppermintButler

      Wish they let her use her Boyfriend stealer as a finisher rather than the big boot.

    • Omar Zaal

      She’s the younger Jazz/Beth
      needs better attire and theme.

      • KingsPromise

        I like her theme music, but I do agree about her attire choices. The beading is always falling apart. And for the love of God I need her to get some red lipstick that doesnt run all over her mouth and teeth when she sweats.

        That and I need someone to help her construct a more effective entrance because she always looks nervous or like she’s not breathing when she starts skipping down the ramp.

    • Mark?

      How on earth does Billie Kay and Peyton Royce have so many fans? Jesus Christ they are the definition of BASIC. They are like a off-name brand of Laycool with average wrestling skills.

      • Nicola Byrne

        Mean girls will be a hit in WWE. even though they a knockoff of Laycool and Beautiful People

      • K. W. M.

        Why? Because they are basic, they are awesome in everything they do.

        • Mark?

          Yet they have not had one amazing, memorable match. Look at what Charlotte, Becky, Bayley, Auska and Sasha did in NXT. Peyton and Billie are delivering Diva-esque matches with some big spots.

          • K. W. M.

            mhhh yea, and then you woke up and came back to reality…

      • KatyaMenelli

        Michelle and Layla wish they had the in-ring skills peyton and billy had LOL stop trying to reach!

        • Mark?

          Billie is generic and very average. Peyton is on the level of Layla. And Michelle smokes all those women combined. Let’s not… You clearly do not know what you’re talking about. Michelle even made Maria look good in the ring. Her technical skills are on another level.

          • K. W. M.

            Just stop! Your trolling isn’t very creative anyway.

          • KatyaMenelli

            Billie is amazing in the wrestler, so is Peyton. Stop comparing her to a Factory-made Diva(I like Layla but LBH). If anyone was generic and very average, It’s Michelle. Granted, she turned into a great technician but she needed Layla in the creativity and personality department, and she still was boring af. For you to say Michelle smokes all these women combined is just an insult of women’s wrestling everywhere.

          • Mark?

            Let’s not. Your indy darlings Peyton and Billie have been in NXT working with the best of the best trainers and still have not delivered one incredible match like their previous pears or one incredible promo. They are generic and offer nothing. McCool, factory made or not, could wrestle circles around them and this is a fact.

          • K. W. M.

            you are trying too hard to troll…

          • Mark?

            Shut up moron. That’s all you say cause you have no argument.

          • K. W. M.

            Don’t need arguments, as we don’t discus things. You are just a troll, trolling around. And i am 100% sure you know Billie and Peyton are that good, you just troll, thats what trollsdo :)

          • Mark?

            Lol moron

          • K. W. M.

            keep it coming, not long till you are banned with this :)

          • KatyaMenelli

            LOL you are delusional if you believe Michelle could wrestle circles around Billie or Cassie when they longest match she’s had has been a bit over 5 minutes LMFAO

          • Mark?

            Facts are facts. Go watch her matches against Melina and Mickie. Even with so many limitations on the women back then they were all still better then Peyton and Billie LOL

          • K. W. M.

            You would also say the sky is green and that it is a fact? And we are all dumb? :)

          • KatyaMenelli

            LOL you are slow as fuck. She’s literally only had 3 memorable matches and they weren’t even seven or eight full minutes. I’ve seen both Peyton and Billie have more matches(and even given Melina and Mickie’s talent, better matches at that) with half, that match, and more time than that.

          • Mark?

            It’s about quality, not how long a match is. Peyton and Billie suck, accept it. They are generic wrestlers who haven’t had ANY memorable matches working with the best people and best trainers in the world. McCool was swift, accurate, on point and knew wrestling psychology. Billie and Peyton need to learn.

          • KatyaMenelli

            What memorable matches did Michelle have? Lmfao!! Billie and Peyton could wrestle circles around McCool in their sleep. Haha Billie and Peyton haven’t even been on the main roster whereas Michelle has for 4 years and still has none. McCool was the definition of generic. Like literally, she was like watching paint dry. And you have the nerve to call the other two basic? At least they wrestle like WRESTLERS and not a Diva trying to wrestle. If anything, Laycool would’ve been better with either Billie or Peyton replacing them. Sucks to say that because I like Michelle as a person, but she was the definition of generic and basic. Hence why Layla is still getting mentioned here while Michelle is nowhere.

          • Mark?

            Billie does not wrestler like a wrestler. She is the definition of a Diva wrestler. Peyton is good but not on Michelle’s level and doesn’t understand ring psychology. Even with how restricted Michelle was, she was a ten times better wrestler then those Aussie flops. As for Layla, she became OK but not on McCool’s level.

          • KatyaMenelli

            LOL more like negative ten times better.

          • Ryan Stratus

            What amazing match have they put on over Michelle? ??? omgggg you know nothing about wrestling. Michelle has wrestled some of the greats and was well entertaining during her time with the WWE. Billie and Peyton are doing all of her left over shit and still can’t snatch a title ????. I highly suggest you take several mfn seats and play your position.?????

          • KatyaMenelli

            Michelle was generic and basic as fuck. Her in ring skills did improve when she stopped acting all nervous, but no where near the caliber of Billie or Peyton. You know NOTHING about wrestling, Diva Smark. Only started watching 5 or 10 years ago ??? What amazing match has Michelle put on period!? Lmfao Yea, I thought so. I can count more times on both hands that I’ve seen much better matches from both Cassie McIntosh and Jessie McKay. You’re right, McCool has wrestled some of the greats, but nothing memorable at all. There’s a reason why Layla is always spoken about whole Michelle is in the dust lol.

          • Ryan Stratus

            I guess that’s why Charlotte wants to give Mccool one last match. #LegendsOnly. Billie and Peyton can’t relate.

          • KatyaMenelli

            lol Laughable. I wouldn’t deny it wouldn’t be a good match, but Billie and Peyton would’ve given her better matches. Just facts.

          • Ryan Stratus

            Buuuuuut she does smoke Billie and Peyton ????????

          • KatyaMenelli

            Said no one ever

          • Ryan Stratus

            Said anyone with two eyes and two ears and has been watching wrestling for years. You newbies really need to take several and subscribe to the WWE Network and take notes & educate yourself. You’re dismissed. Make me proud ?

          • KatyaMenelli

            Shut the fuck Up. I’ve been watching wrestling since 98′. You’re the newbie if anything if you say McCool is anywhere near the skills of Billie and Peyton in the ring LMFAO silly rabbit, trix is for kids. Go leave this conversation and have some.

        • ???

          I don’t understand why they keep calling the iconic duo basic , if anyone basic they are Alexa and Carmella.

    • ralfikh

      Agree. Here hoping Peyton win

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Zelina!!!!!!!! Omg she slayed!! I’ve been wanting this girl to be in WWE for the longest and for her to be slaying the game like this is just wonderful! I hope this all leads to her and Candice LeRae feuding.

    Anyway the battle royal was great. Bianca, Billie and Nikki made this match! Especially Bianca omg she can still a spot light like nobodies business.

  • Rhys Hawks

    Side comment I’d like responses to, as a Diva-Dirt writer. Are any of the gifs/main images/linked tweets even displaying for you guys? We may be experiencing technical issues with most of our recent articles and posting them up and would like feedback please.

    • PeppermintButler

      It’s working for me

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      I see them fine

  • PeppermintButler

    Love seeing my faves! Wish Zeda gets time to shine soon too like Taynara, I’ll be watching out for them ?

  • Vanessa is such a queen. She deserves more TV time. Loved the booking of Bianca, she’s so badass. Next big thing.

    • Damn!

      She’s like 2006 Layla with a badass bicker chick gimmick… I wanna see more of her work too

      • Yess, hopefully soon.

      • KatyaMenelli

        Yes like if Layla was trained properly during that time.

    • iloveTorrie

      She really is! I wouldn’t mind if they put her with the Velveteen Dream for a while since they remind me so much of Prince and Appalonia.

      • Yess there was a photo with her managing him but I can’t find it right now. Would be cool to see it.

        • iloveTorrie

          Yeah I saw a clip of her standing in the ring with him and I assumed she was his valet/manager. I think they’d compliment each other well.

    • Omar Zaal

      Her match with Serena slayed.

  • Damn!

    Damn Zelina lookin fine with that smooth af huricarana

    • tstumo

      That ish was real smooth

  • Ember should win the 4 way. They botched her booking ever since she lost in Brooklyn. She’s so invisible right now.

    TO will be in her homestate as well so it’d be perfect to crown her there. If she loses again her steam will be gone completely.

    • KatyaMenelli

      I completely Agree. Ember NEEDS to win the title now.

    • Match of Year Maker

      For the first time ever I agree with you, Boris.

  • Damn!
    • Rhys Hawks

      Ah so the gif IS working then. I’m so glad, its not working on my side, but I guarantee you all. It is amazing!

  • Donny Donny ?

    Thank you for filling in for the NXT Redux, Rhys!

  • Kiana Taylor

    Bianca biiiittttchhh how could you!!!!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bca86adb0c477ec0025001e591482df8c8e09d8c678d6e70e3ba3662f6a28f6d.gif my wig can’t take all that snatching sis!!!! Rooting for all the girls in the fatal 4 way, really hard to pick one when you love all 4

    • I just watched the match…using ol’ girl as a battering ram, that military press elimination was amazing. It seemed so effortless too, when Beth did it, it looked like she struggled most of the time but for Bianca it was just so smooth. Whipping Billie Kay!!!! and that spear to mercedez…The right 4 finished off that battle royal.
      I’m so glad Hunter sees a star in Bianca. She doesn’t need to be like Liv or Billie Kay/Peyton where they got signed, jobbed, and weren’t seen very often. She needs to continue on being featured because this girl honestly doesn’t need to spend much time in developmental.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d984db0cdd56f40dda57cd88807d777c7f4bc38572a15fca54ccbec35ffdeae6.gif

      Here girl, you can have my wig. After watching Bianca in this match I won’t be needing it anymore

  • Donny Donny ?

    I’m loving Zelina’s managerial role. I’m in no rush for her to become a full time in-ring competitor either. The little teases of her wrestling skills as a manager is good enough for now. The hurricanrana was smooth asf too. Roddy sold it well.

  • DayOneISH!

    One of the reasons why I miss the old NXT is you kinda knew who the stars were of the show and who was just the jobber girl who would pop up every once a while.

    For an example Bayley,Dana Brooke,Alexa Bliss,Carmella,Nia Jax,Emma,Eva and Asuka were the stars of the show so every week you would at least expect to see one of them pop up on tv each week.Now all of sudden you see a new girl pop up every 2 weeks and she wins a match and disappears for a month.Some of these girls are better off playing valets like Zelina is doing because at least she’s on tv almost every week and she’s getting segments with the NXT champion that’s a good look for her.

    • Kvngbalor

      Exactly it’s wayyyy too crowded and with girls they know good and damn well aren’t going anywhere in the WWE i.e Reina Gonzalez can go Zeda is cute but she can go Sonya Devilla can go makes no sense now that they have Shayna, Billie & Peyton needs to be called up, Liv needs to be called up in a managerial role or when Ellsworth turns on Carmella introduce Liv as his new gf… Something has to give they are just way too crowded

      • Gerg

        LMAO at your roll call “Reina Gonzalez can go Zeda is cute but she can go Sonya Devilla can go” XD

        • Kvngbalor

          Gail Maxine both has said they view the women as interchangeable and hire several women of the same type in case one doesn’t work Lena Yada says that released her when Gail signed when Mickie left they brought in the knockoff Audrey Marie Maryse left they hired Summer Rae Krystal left they hired Alicia she basically was a copy cat of her her first year in WWE strut and all Paige started going left they hired Ruby they begin to question Eva Marie they hired Mandy they have 2 to 3 type of the same female and characters just in case one doesn’t work and half these women they have will NEVER see a MR ring if Vince saw them backstage he’d turn into Asuka and ask if they worked there

          • Gerg

            This is sad. As fans of female superstars, we see how these wrestlers are unique in their own way but to think theyre treated as interchangeable sucks. I believe the Krystal/Alicia Fox comparison; Alicia was placed in story with Vickie and Edge a similar story to what made Krystal quit. It’s funny how they could’ve went with seductive diva of any ethnicity yet they went Alicia hmmm.

          • Omar Zaal

            Paige is a goth
            Ruby is Punk
            Different sub-cultures

          • Kvngbalor

            Right but to those old idiots in WWE office they see 2 pale girls with black hair

          • Joseph

            Well that was the old way of thinking. Whoever is in charged of signings now thinks differently that’s why you are seeing all types of Women in WWE. I mean it started back in 2012 when they hired Paige, Buggy Nova, Sasha, Charlotte and Bayley. Buggy had health problems and send her away for help.

      • Sonya is 24 while Shayna is 37. There’s no way they’ll fire Sonya over her.

        • Kvngbalor

          Shayna is affiliated with Rousey if they had to decide Sonya would get the boot with no hesitation

          • They wouldn’t because one is a long term investment and the other is not. They wouldn’t keep her safe for someone who’s barely relevant anymore.

          • Kvngbalor

            Im going to agree to disagree we’ll see what the future holds

          • Joseph

            Age differences makes a big differences.

    • A?.

      There are TOO MANY girls now, that’s the problem. And they keep signing new ones! It’s annoying.

      • I think they are doing ok. They have a lot of girls signed because a lot of them won’t be in NXT much longer. I don’t see Billie Kay, Ember, Peyton Royce, Nikki Cross being in NXT much longer. Same goes for girls like Aliyah, Liv and Mandy (whether they are called up or just released). One way or the other they likely won’t be there after WrestleMania. Then there are girls like Bianca Belair, Kairi Sane and Ruby Riot who likely won’t spend much time in developmental for obvious reasons. By making sure they sign a lot of girls and try to utilize them in matches they won’t have the issue they had when they called up Nia, Alexa, and Carmella

  • Kvngbalor

    Loved the battle royal Bianca is a star for so long I’ve wanted another Jazz strong athletic vicious and she has that but she also has charisma she’s a mix of Jazz Jacqueline with shades of Sasha i love it also Nikki is such a treat to watch her antics are awesome Zelina is a star in the making mark my words she’ll be the next Alexa Bliss on MR meaning managing on NXT probably wrestle here and there but become a champion on MR and Ember has a tough hill to climb she’s lost all momentum the interest is gone she’s just there

    • Kelly/Asuka???RainbowGoddess!

      I totally agree with you, Bianca definitely will be the Jazz and Jacqueline of the division but will go further.

      • ???

        I think she’s mix of Jazz and JoJo.

        • Kvngbalor

          Jojo?

          • ???

            Look-wise .

          • She’s definitely JoJo in the face, but gives me more Shaniqua in the build

      • IconicTrio

        She already has more charisma that those girls too, even if I love me some Jazz and Jacqueline.

    • KatyaMenelli

      And what’s sad is that it’s not Ember’s fault at all! They were building her up as the women who would defeat Asuka to just have her job twice to her. It would kill anyone’s momentum being built like that just to job twice in a row without one victoy over them.

  • Again, I’m down for Peyton, Ember, or Kairi winning the title. Just not Nikki. She hasn’t proved herself enough yet.
    Bianca is such a star. Can’t wait for her title reign!

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Her Last woman standing match with Asuka was better than anything we’ve seen on the main roster this year and one of the very best women’s match of the year. How did she not prove herself?

      • Kelly/Asuka???RainbowGoddess!

        seriously lol what is DezAndrew taking about? smh Nikki is title worthy and hell of a competitor

      • ???

        Exactly! I’m not her biggest fan but it’s a crime to say she didn’t prove herself xD

      • I can’t really get into Nikki or Ruby either but I do respect their in-ring skills and know that they are definitely gonna go far. Nikki actually has a gimmick, something that most women wrestlers lack in NXT. Ruby is just Paige 2.5 when it comes to gimmick, unless she has one that i’m not aware of yet. I don’t see Nikki being a Champion in NXT though. I for sure believe Sanity will get called up soon…her included

      • Aye Mate

        Nikki Cross is at a precarious crossroads right now. She’s found something within a cardboard character trope and run for miles with it, but it’s whether WWE allow her to channel her charisma beyond that. A gimmick like Nikki’s, in my opinion, can only stretch so far. But there’s no question that whenever presented an opportunity to shine, Nikki does that and more. The Last Woman Standing match is just behind Asuka’s bout with Ember at Brooklyn for MOTY in my opinion.

      • K. W. M.

        Thing is, when not having hardcore matches/hardcore spots, here normal single matches are not that impressive so far, but that is her gimmick. She had better matches as Nikki Storm.

    • ralfikh

      Kairi is gr8 but to get a championship this early juz doesnt make any sense

      • You just said she’s great. That’s all winning the title should be about.

        • ralfikh

          But still. There other women deserve that championship b4 her imo

          • I don’t think Kairi will be in NXT as long as some of the girls..like Peyton, Billie, Liv. They’ve been in NXT for years. Kairi’s exposure was huge with the MYC. Just like the cruiserweights went on the main roster shortly after their tourney.
            Ideally for me, Peyton would win. Ember deserves it because she’s super impressive every match too.

          • ralfikh

            Peyton or Ember deserve the title right now.

      • Yeah…if Kairi wins the title they just need to call up Ember, Iconic Duo, release or call up Aliyah and Liv, and then start building up the MYC girls like Bianca, Beckett, Garret, Laith etc. Because honestly the only two that should win that title are Ember and Peyton. If Cross wins, I’ll be ok with even though I think Sanity will get a call up soon and she will come with. but if Cross were to win, Iconic Duo and Ember will have nothing left for them in NXT.

        • ralfikh

          Yeah. Agree. I just hope Peyton won b4 Ember. She’s been overlooked

    • KatyaMenelli

      I agree TBH, and I love Nikki, but her gimmick just looks better when she’s chasing the title rather than being the champion, which is why if she ever wins, I want it to be a short reign. I love Nikki but I agree with not wanting her to win the title yet.

  • conan_kun

    During Drew McIntyre vs Andrade “Cien” Almas at Takeover, I hope when Zelina interferes a lot, Candice LeRae shows up and attacks Zelina, lead to Drew retains, then starts Gargano & Candice/Almas & Zelina feud in the next set of tapings,

    • A?.

      Ew no.

    • Exotic

      No she looks like a grandma

  • conan_kun

    Since Battle Royal has no DQ and Peyton did slam Nikki to steel steps, later why does she just stand there and cheer for Billie. First she didn’t help Billie to hang on when Billie grabs on Bianca’s braid, then Peyton can take a chance to yank Nikki down instead just warn Billie, finally Billie is eliminated while Peyton didn’t help Billie to hold on. Not a sign to split Iconic Duo.
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  • Patrick

    Some great spots in this match, my favourite being Bianca going ape shit on Billie – poor cow thought she was clever tagging on someone’s hair like that haha!

    But there are too many girls now. This proved it. Stop using MYC girls now, if they’re not signed. I love some of them but either sign them or spend those spots on the girls that are supposed to be the future of the division.

    Now I like excercising my creativity so if i were in charge:

    Reina Gonzalez – So far, for me, super bland and her attire reminds of Bootleg Audrey Marie… which isn’t good. I’d release.

    Sonya Deville – I’m not a huge fan and adding Shayna has hurt her stock. I’d keep her but try out a story where she feels she should be respected more than Shayna and try to out MMA her but Obviously struggling to. If that didn’t get her over then bye bye.

    Zeda – Very pretty and likeable, fun personality but I wouldn’t even have her on TV yet. I’d have her debut as a manager first. That attire is the bomb.com though.

    Sage Beckett – She reminds me of some creepy ass Cirque De Freak type character, like the worlds strongest woman. Debut her as a monster heel who acknowledges the monsters before her, like Jazz, Nia Jax and Aja Kong and have her declare that she will prove that the Freak Monster is better than any who came before her. Let her squash a few women for a while.

    Taynara Conti – Awesome Image, seemed solid in the MYC but I do think she’s been rushed to TV. I’d have kept her off and then have her debut in another year when the dust has settled from having so many women.

    Aliyah – Why is this girl not an anime character? Come on man, her attire, cat image and theme song writes itself! She has such potential. I’d have her feud with Peyton and Billie again but this time have it be about her obsession with looking “Manga” or whatever and have the Duo mock her for being different. Staple story, sure, but it works.

    Lacey Evans – Another that didn’t need to be rushed to TV. I’d have her wait another half a year and then introduce her as a Sonya Blade type character like has been stated before. She’d enter as like a Personal Soldier for a female “Office” character, like a leader of the division. Maybe even Zelina when the whole Andrade story wraps up.

    Dakota Kai – Easy debut. Have her rescue Ruby Riot from a regular onslaught but preferably not the Duo. Maybe Ruby grows tired of Ember getting multiple shots, tries to defeat her a few times but loses and then Dakota comes from her past, interferes to help Ruby win but it’s not how Ruby wants to win. Storyline begins.

    Mandy Rose – Id love an Eva type gimmick where she is about to wrestle but realised she doesn’t wanna ruin her face so backs out each week.id jar her be the epitome of Vanity and self love. She’s perfect for that role.

    Ember Moon – If I we’re in charge, she’d be a lot more supernatural and display more feral characteristics. I’d have her be a hunter. I’d have her stalking her prey, like a werewolf and attack people left right and centre whenever she feels like it. All in the name of climbing to the top.

    Peyton and Billie – I’d give Peyton the title. She’s more well rounded though I do love me some Billie. They are better characters and would allow for actual storylines around the belt whereas Asuka could only offer solid matches through sheer wrestling as opposed to promos.

    Vanessa – Again, rushed too quickly to TV. I like her image and she seems to be a good seller but so far she’s a little touch basic for me. Make her a bad ass biker chick with a real give not shit attitude and that might work better.

    Bianca – Gurrrl needs to be on top. I’d have her and maybe Ember enter a feud – Both claim to be the perfect NXT specimen so it becomes about one upping each other for a few weeks. Best out of three. Pure athleticism on display.

    Liv – Get her to the main roster already. I’m not a huge fan but this girl should be with Enzo, for real. She doesn’t strike me as a face at all.

    Main stars of the roster should be:

    Ember Moon – WILD RABID WOLF
    Peyton Royce – VAIN ARROGANT PRINCESS
    Billie Kay – SELF ENTITLED FEMME FATALE
    Ruby Riot – BOISTEROUS PUNK CHICK
    Nikki Cross – INSANE DANGEROUS LUNATIC
    Bianca Belair – COCKY SWAG STAR
    Kairi Sane – CUTE BRAVE LEGIT ATHLETE
    Aliyah – STISH QUIRKY MANGA GIRL
    Liv Morgan – BRASH CHIRPY LOIDMOUTH
    Sage Beckett – ECCENTRIC BRUTAL MONSTER

    The rest should wait a little longer.

    Sorry for the long post. I got excited haha

    • Typical Heel

      Its sad that is fans can make good storylines in 2 seconds off the top of our heads but not the writers

      • Gerg

        Maybe they do but Vince says No to them…he does have the final say

      • Zay Zay

        it really is sad! and creative is just lazy

        • Typical Heel

          You know you can’t just be walking around here looking like that ??? whats your IG or Snap? Lol

          • Zay Zay

            lmbo I don’t do the whole social media thing

          • Zay Zay

            and thanks for the compliment

          • Zeek Jones

            whats your IG

          • Typical Heel

            @ Geek_God

  • I’m low-key surprised that Aliyah WASN’T the first to be eliminated. I’m glad Nikki won since I don’t want to risk the possibility of Bianca being added to the match to eat the pin (even though I think Peyton will be the one to eat the pin off the distraction/betrayal from Billie). I’ve been saying this for the longest now; the Aussies NEED to breakup and be completely repackaged (minus Billie’s theme since it’s kinda cute) ASAP. If not, I don’t see either of them making it long on the main roster (that is of course IF they make it to the main roster at all).

    • K. W. M.

      so, you think the Breakout Stars of the year, one of the most popular acts on NXT; who got over with exactly this gimmick and have another Takeover match should breakup ASAP because it is not working and you question if they make it to the main roster, seeing this booking and how succesful they are this year? Tell us more :)

      • Successful?? You realize the ONLY reason they were put in the first Fatal 4 Way with Asuka was for one of them to eat the pin and protect Nikki right? Also, when was the last time Billie got a pinfall victory (don’t worry, I’ll wait)??

        • K. W. M.

          Sorry i did not know you were or are part of the booking team :/ Can you provide us with more infos about why someone gets booked in a Takeover match? I am also really sad Peyton is in the next one. There isn’t more punishment than being booked for Takeover and win matches on tv :(

  • Kelly/Asuka???RainbowGoddess!

    NXT is getting really crowded so hopefully Billie, Peyton, Nikki Cross and Ember Moon all get called up by no later than just after WrestleMania, especially if they do a big draft. I’m down for either Nikki or Ember to win the championship. Also excited to see Zelina and Bianca develop!

  • NoWayHoeSay

    That rana tho!

  • NoWayHoeSay

    Wanna watch battle royal but bout to get flight to amsterdamn il watch It when I’m high ?

    • Gayomi.

      stfu

  • A?.

    If Kairi wins im done. I really like her, she’s great in the ring and adorable but she just got there. My best option is Peyton, then Nikki. Idc about Ember that much but I guess I wouldn’t mind.

  • A?.

    Also I don’t see all that hype around that mop haired bitch Candice.

  • MK126

    I feel like Ember, Nikki and Peyton have now become the Sasha/Bayley/Nia of NXTs title hunt. Nikki being in this title match TBH doesn’t make any sense (more or less of her being in the battle royale) cause triple threats are NODQ so Taynara attacking her during the match was legal. If they wanted Nikki to be in the match they should have just had her win the qualifying match she was in. This opportunity would have been great to put the spotlight on another person and making them the wildcard of the F4W. Nikki could have had her moment during the WarGames match but im sure her or Peyton are gonna be the ones taking the pin regardless of who wins

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      It was legal but not fair for her and since our general manager is a face and is all about giving people a fair chance, I see it as him giving her a second chance.

      • MK126

        Then Billie should have been thrown out of ringside cause she also made interference and Liv should have gotten a second chance cause she didn’t take the pin

        • Wrestling.fan.from.France

          Just trying to find some excuses lol but you’re right, the logic isn’t necessarily the best. Now, I don’t see her winning too but I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing that she is included.
          I actually see Peyton or Ember winning. Kairi seems too soon and Nikki, well, she just won’t hold it.

          • MK126

            Not excuses just other points that would rationale giving people a fair chance lol I definitely see Peyton or Ember winning. I could see Ember becoming a crazed heel and then her mystique will come out. Just think: she FINALLY wins the big one after being unable to pin Asuka and having her kick out of the Eclipse. She wins the title and becomes obsessed with it. Every challenger she gets “a mysterious creature” attacks them (almost like Demon Balor but she wont be wrestling in a furry costume) before a match and each attack leaves behind clues as to why Ember Moon is called Ember Moon. Maybe a random foot print or scratches on the opponents body. Have her introduce more ferocious like qualities and wolf-like mannerisms

    • Raekon

      They only gave nikki a second Chance because she had actually the match in the “bag” already after hitting her finisher on peyton and taynara broke the pin to prevent her from winning. This happened a second time since she also hit her Corner neckbreaker on liv and was about to win while taynara broke the pin and pulled her out to prevent her from winning again.

  • IconicTrio

    Anybody want to see Billie and Peyton feud? I’m kind of interested in Face Billie Vs Heel Peyton <3

  • John Finnie

    Any Candice Michelle fans on here???? Shes having her last ever match in december @ house of hardcore..tommy dreamers promotion

    • who against?

      • Victoria

        • KatyaMenelli

          Victoria BETTER win!

      • John Finnie

        Cant find that out but its in december…. more news out soon

      • John Finnie

        Dont know yet when i find out i will let you know

    • Izzy4lw

      WAIT. She’s retiring?

      Or maybe she’s about to sign that WWE contract so she’s ending her dates in December?

      • John Finnie

        Nope tommy said that she startrd off as a go daddy girl to eye candy then a good wrestler & he wanted to give her a retirement match….. no return he said its her very last match.
        Who against i no not

    • Gayomi.

      Legend better train hard for it

  • Omar Zaal

    It’s cool for Sage to get 2 eliminations
    Tho it looked like Dekota’s was a mistake.

    Looks like Mercedes will be feuding with Ember, yay!

    • Hopefully that means she is gonna get signed! I would love having Mercedes in WWE.

      • Omar Zaal

        SHIMMER is in a week if she loses her SHIMMER title then there is a possibility.

      • ???

        If they don’t sign her then I don’t know what all this hype was for .. it will be annoying , Candice along with Toni Storm and Piper Niven need to be in WWE too .

        • I do have to admit that was a cringeworthy promo on her part though.

  • MK126

    Can we just discuss that WWE made a video regarding Dana Brooke becoming a meme ???

    • ???

      LOL I wonder if this thing will be the reason for her push in the future xD

      • MK126

        LOL now shes gonna get a running gimmick. They’re gonna randomly show her running backstage pushing over chairs ????

        • ???

          LMAO if this happened I will scream ????

          • MK126

            I can see them playing it up for Survivor Series in backstage segments. Everytime she hears someome coming she runs and knocks a chair over ???

          • ???

            This is hilarious xDDD

            Dana was really good in NXT it’s sad that they ruin her in the MR .

  • Aye Mate

    Just caught the match and I have to say, while I’m not a fan of the padded out free-for-all of battle royales, once things whittled down the action was really entertaining. And the character work was brilliant. Starting with that awesome visual of Nikki facing the entire roster before she set loose, then with Billie Kay using Bianca’s braid to pull herself back into the ring; did you notice, while Bianca was absolutely ANNIHILATING Billie with those whips, Nikki was snug in the corner gleefully excited by the violence unfolding before her? Sublime stuff. Something I commend both Nikki and the girls in Iconic for is that they manage to stretch quite far what is normally considered a wrestling stereotype. With Nikki, it’s a perfected formula Dean Ambrose has been miserably failing at since going solo; with Iconic, I actually think they nail the point of LayCool more naturally.

    Oh, and Bianca Belair? STAR.

  • ???

    What a night !

    I wonder if Mercedes will be signed .. She just had backstage segment it will be dumb to just have it and hype her up for nothing, Candice LeRae is quite popular and she did very well in the BR she also needs to be signed !

    Bianca, Zelina , Kairi Sane, Ember Moon, Peyton Royce and Nikki Cross will all be future stars in the MR ! mark my words !

  • Gayomi.

    poor Mercedes gotta job and be buried my Ember ugh NXT really don’t know how to actually build their women at all

  • My God Bianca is and will be one to watch, I just love her so much!

  • Good battle royal with a lot of Mae Young Classic girls which I found very entertaininh. The star was Bianca, oh man! She is one heck of a women wrestler.

  • wysna

    What I like about Nikki Cross is that she is a well developed package. I don’t know if this is deliberate or not but everything about her fits well together. Her moveset, her in ring mannerisms, her gear and even her body type and look all form a cohesive narrative of someone downright deranged. She is chaos personified. In the beginning I thought she was overdoing it with the rope biting but now I think she has truly managed to refine herself. I’m loving it.

    • Have we even heard her speak yet? You know WWE needs a good speaker when it comes to Main roster..

      • Raekon

        She is actually a great mic talker but her character is more based on Action then in words as you know so she doesn’t talk much. :)

  • superb show and what a battle royal it was

  • Nicola Byrne

    Has Mercedes and Candice LeRae signed a full time contract?

    • Raekon

      Nope and neither did Santana. They do pay by appearance stuff with the wwe.