WWE has taped several episodes of NXT from Center Stage in Atlanta. Spoilers below.

Spoiler

Dark Match

* Candice LeRae defeat Vanessa Borne.

Airing January 10th:

* Shayna Baszler makes her in-ring debut and defeats Dakota Kai. Baszler wins in under 1 minute via referee stoppage. Baszler attacks Kai after the match but NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon makes the save.

* We see The Undisputed Era attacking SAnitY backstage where a steel cage structure is seen. Adam Cole and NXT Tag Team Champions Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish come to the ring to taunt SAnitY. Nikki Cross runs out for revenge but she’s held back. Aleister Black and Roderick Strong come out for a face off. NXT General Manager William Regal makes Black and Strong vs. Fish and O’Reilly for the titles.

Airing: January 17th

* Lacey Evans defeated Aliyah. After the match, Evans called out Nikki Cross to the ring. Shayna Baszler came out, stares Evans down and ended up beating on Aliyah. NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon made the save and issued a challenge to Baszler. NXT General Manager William Regal confirmed Baszler vs. Moon for Takeover in Philadelphia.

Airing January 24th:

* Bianca Belair defeated Luscious Latasha.

(Source)

  • This is honestly disgusting. There are TEN+ girls waiting to get an official debut and Shayna not only gets a TO title match but might win as well?!! She could ruin the best title lineage in WWE history. Ugh, well fvcking done NXT, well done…
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    • MK126

      This gif is mad dramatic ???

  • LIGHTSOUT | @MFckinLightsOut

    Oh god, WHAT DO THESE PEOPLE SEE IN SHAYNA?!

  • And what’s with no story on NXT and story discontinuation ever since all HW left?
    Iconic Duo attacked Ember, Nikki saved her but now that’s forgotten?
    Shayna attacked Kairi yet now she’s feuding with Ember while Kairi is nowhere around?

    And I’m SO sick of NXT being just a singles match after singles match on every taping. They are not building up anyone or anything with these matches. Give them a STORYLINE!

    • Malcolm James

      Also why is Lacey Evans called out Nikki Cross

  • conan_kun

    Are we gonna see Shayna wins NXT women title at Takeover then Ronda wins the women rumble match in Royal Rumble week.

    Dakota from this to being kept off TV for months then jobbing to Shayna. What’s the point for signing Dakota if they’re not pushing her.
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    • Malcolm James

      The sad part I can see WWE doing this

  • Issac Gore

    She’s getting a takeover match already???? at least its not for the title.

  • Bliss = Goddess

    Shouldn’t she fight Kairi? Ember vs Peyton should’ve been the match

    I honestly see Baszler winning and ember coming to main roster

    Off topic note but both Alexa and Sasha are in the top 5 merch items on shop and both are in front on cena and reigns but I’m sure people will still say Alexa sucks and it’s my valuable

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Girl… this is an NXT spoilers post and you’re here again trying to make everything about Alexa. https://media.tenor.com/images/506a9bf49503218741d70ee3e9158c81/tenor.gif

      • #FlairfortheGold

        Im interested, what are YOUR thoughts on these NXT spoilers?

        • Crazy. #RIPMae

          I honestly don’t care for Shayna at all so I’m not interested to see her segments but I could see why Triple H did what he did. It’s basically the same thing happening in NXT even with the New Year here.

          • #FlairfortheGold

            I couldn’t agree more

      • Bliss = Goddess

        I said off topic and mentioned Sasha as well

        • Crazy. #RIPMae

          “but I’m sure people will still say Alexa sucks and is not valuable”…
          Let me just add Sasha in here so people won’t think I’m just talking about Bliss even though the main purpose of my comment is to prove to people that Bliss doesn’t suck and that she’s valuable. https://thumbs.gfycat.com/FriendlyCarefulBull-max-1mb.gif

          • Bliss = Goddess

            Well I think it’s common sense that bliss is good and valuable but I was just saying that because of people like you

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            If it’s common sense then why post…. I’m pretty sure everyone knows that Alexa is valuable, otherwise she wouldn’t be pushed right now.

          • Bliss = Goddess

            I post because seems like this is 1 of the only sites who don’t really understand her worth

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    • Summer_Slay
      • Bliss = Goddess

        It’s fake

  • jefezito12

    Another man winning the womens title? She doesnt belong in the wwe, shes better in the mma.

  • Sebastián Muñoz

    Shayna? Really? Come on NXT! She doesn’t deserve that push, she must leave the company now! Aliyah losing and losing again… Give her a chance, just one! Dakota is better than that man called Shayna, so, we want see real wrestlers winning, not that monster! Iconic Duo needs a championship, Lacey Evans is good material, and Nikki Cross could be main eventer! Book it well NXT! Please!!!

  • jefezito12

    The fans want the iconic duo! But no, vince and triple h want shayman because ronda demand it. So much for womens wrestling ?

    • Tunasha

      I got a feeling the Iconic Duo are going to be on the Rumble match.

      • C Mack

        And if they are I’ll be disappointed. I wanted Peyton to run with the NXT title for a while and really hit her stride.

        They’re ready for the main roster, but I feel like NXT kinda wasted Billie and Peyton

        • Sha95

          Everyone can’t be champion in NXT. They’ve been developed good enough. I’m sure they will be successful on the main roster, starting with being apart of history.

    • Ronline

      You don’t have to like them, but leave the transphobia at the door please.

      • jefezito12

        A trans make history by winning the womens title on the indies, shayna can do the same. But shes just there because of her friend, not because shes good, she needs to get back on the line because other girls deserve respect by waiting for their moment for years and she just came in and got handle everything ?

        • Ronline

          Did you not read my comment? I’m not a fan of her either. But calling her trans just cause of her appearance is horrid and uncalled for. You should be ashamed.

          • jefezito12

            im not saying a lie, shes masculine ????? Anyway the point is she doesnt deserve that match at takeover. Alot of girls deserve it more.

  • Trishlita

    I don’t mind Shayna she gives me jazz vibes and I wish they would throw in a tag match once in awhile. Sign Candice already!!!

  • ?K . A . T ?

    I try to be as positive as possible when it comes to wrestling but I truly cannot find anything good about this. First off why the hell is Dakota Kai jobbing to Shayna in a minute? She’s way better than that and they better not even think of making her a jobber. Second why is there so much discontinuation with stories? Like Shayna attacks Kairi but gets a match with Ember? Shouldn’t Kairi be furious and going after her? Why is Lacey calling out Nikki but getting attacked by Shayna what does that have to do with her? I feel sorry for Ember she worked hard all year and only just got the belt (2 months after she should have won it) only to lose it in a few weeks because Ronda’s bestie has to look good so Ronda can be happy. NXT is going to the dogs.

    On the bright side it was nice to see Candice & Bianca. (Poor Aliyah though she’s never going to get pushed).

  • Ronline

    So Shayna faces Ember for the title at Takeover. Shayna wins and becomes the biggest heat magnet in all of NXT or even WWE. Makes sense. I don’t like it, but it makes sense.

    So Ember, and judging by their absence, The Iconic Duo, all debut in the Womens Rumble and join the main roster.

  • Tonx

    First of all, the transphobia in the comments section of any article mentioning Shayna is disgusting. Knock it off. You don’t have to like her (I definitely am not a fan) but there is no excuse for acting this way, grow up.

    In terms of the booking…wtf. It just seems all over the place. Is Kairi not gonna want some payback after Shayna attacked her? Why is Lacey calling out Nikki? And this is an awfully fast push to the top for Shayna. Not even Asuka was rocketed to the title picture this quickly. I’m hoping seeing everything when it airs connects the dots and fleshes it out a bit

    • NOT Released Emma

      I don’t like Shayna either. I agree 100%.

  • NOT Released Emma

    If Shayna wins I’m done with the NXT Women’s division.
    I rather have Bianca Bel air ( I’m not a fan of) be Champion than Shayna.

  • NOT Released Emma

    I hope Ember keeps the title.

  • Royalty ?

    Tapings all over the place.. Candice not even signed and beating a NXT resident. Aliyah should have went to SD.

  • Omar Zaal

    Poor Aliyah
    I’m sure she’s getting future endeavored soon.

  • Mauricio Cordova

    I read other spoiler and Lacey says the women of NXT don’t have class. And it makes sense ever since Nikki is crazy! Soooo it may be bc of that!!

  • #FlairfortheGold

    So let me get this straight, Wuby, Liv, and Sarah get moved to SD… 2 of which are super boring and not ready at all for the MR over the Iconic Duo… a team that is more than prepared to be called up, are really entertaining, and very entertaining ring wise. Then, HHH decides to not only have them stay in NXT, but he makes them job to a champion whose character is unclear and dull. Then, after putting them on the back burner in favor of Nikki Cross, whose been stale and her running in has gotten rather annoying, and has pushed them to obscurity over a washed up former MMA competitor who’s wrestling is super basic for someone who is at the same age as Mickie. Although age isn’t a problem, it’s a dilemma when she is getting pushed over younger talent who is not only capable of giving more compelling matches, but she might win the NXT Women’s title and in the process, ruin the prestigious lineage it’s had… I’m beyond disappointed that HHH is so shoved up Ronda’s backside that he is willing to push her inexperienced, boring, and dull friend over women like Kairi, Peyton, Billie, and even Nikki (even if she’s become intolerable). I can’t… I just know that I’m skipping this TO for sure

    • ?sa-n?-t?

      Don’t do Ruby and Sarah like that

  • #FlairfortheGold

    Shayna is the embodiment of what Nia’s song says when it states that she’s not handed everything else like other girls lol

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    No Iconic Duo?… I guess this just confirms that they’ll officially be on the Main Roster when they debut at the Royal Rumble. These tapings are messy though. Why is Shayna getting a title match?… I honestly wanted to see a Bianca and Ember feud to start the year off with Bianca having another great performance at Takeover. But whatever! This Shayna vs Ember match at Takeover could actually be interesting and entertaining to watch like Eva Marie vs Bayley. I expect Triple H to troll us all with nearfalls and close calls with Shayna.

  • ???

    Wtf? So after Shayna wrestle her first ever match she got TakeOver match that quick? What does she have that other women of NXT don’t have? Like seriously I don’t get it?

    Where’s Kairi Sane? Isn’t she supposed to be the one who feud with Shayna? Why Shayna goes straight for the championship without any build up?

    Why Lacey Evans called Nikki Cross out of sudden even though they didn’t encounter before?

    Is Aliyah still a jobber?

    Bianca Belair has so much potential yet they wasted her in a random match against local competitor, she SHOULD be the one who have this kind of push and not Shayna am I not right??

    Seriously who writes all this stupidity??
    This is disastrous, I want to be positive and I want to find one single thing that is good about the current NXT booking but I couldn’t!

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Bianca will be a star but let’s be patient tbh.

    • A?.

      Shayna is Ronda’s friend, that’s why. They wouldn’t even care if it wasn’t for that.

      • ???

        I know that’s the main reason, but other than being “Rounda’s friend” why they would push does she have something special? I couldn’t think of any other reason besides Rounda.

        • A?.

          There’s nothing special about her at all.

    • Maddox

      Watch the show first

  • K. W. M.

    Iconic Duo is not used and usualy i am mad and worrying. But not in this case. Why? Well yesterday they got featured in a video about the womens division, first and longest of all who were in there and they got nominated as Female of the year TOGETHER. It shows me the higher ups are high on them, though they might not get the big wins. Honestly, that made me more happy then them having a random match at the taping they might lose and with the rumors about them in the Rumble (Meltzer), it could also really mean…they are going up soon. However, they will be fine :)

  • Haraya

    Shayna… really???

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    So happy for Candice Larae! It seems like she’s really on her way to get a contract and that’s very nice. With the news of Jazzy not get a contract due to some injuries she has, I was wondering if Candice could have been another in her case but it seems like things are positive. Good for her and for NXT too.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    When it comes to the actual taping, it seems good enough tbh.

    Baszler’s booking has been literally perfect. She’s a beast, a badass, an actual dominant force that you just can’t mess with. Having Dakota as her first opponent was a great choice because she has a natural charm and likability to her that can only help Shayna getting over as a heel and the fact that the match had to be stop give her instant legitimacy.
    (This makes think of how incredible Asuka may be as a legit heel on the MR…)

    I wished Kairi vs Shayna would have been the direction here but maybe they tried to have a injury storyline with Kairi coming maybe at Takeover? Or right after? To come at her. Nonethless, Ember is involved and any Ember match ends up being a quality match so I am not afraid.
    I hope this match ends in some kind of DQ with Shayna maybe beating up Ember with a chair and Kairi coming back to save her? THAT would be a great way to keep the story between the three going!

    We haven’t had a fully great PURE heel since Sasha Banks. Baszlers could get there.

    • conan_kun

      What are you talking about? Being squashed in debut match is clearly a burial, Dakota should leave and go back to Indie since NXT don’t deserve to have her. Shayna is just as bad as Great Khali, she only in this position due to being Ronda’s friend and HHH has became junkie to MMA.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        In order to be bury, you need to be an actual thing. Don’t use words that you don’t understand. They have yet to build Dakota on NXT so no, you can’t use the word burial here. I don’t see why Dakota should leave over this.
        You lost all credibility when you said she was just as bad as Khali tbh. Like, really? So dramatic.

        But at the end of the day, look at all the reaction she is getting? She’s a heat magnet is proving to be what’s best for business. She has shown she can deliver in the ring (while not being the best) and has top heel potential all over her. You can stay mad, that’s what WWE want you to be.

        • Izzy4lw

          I can’t get behind her, I just can’t. It isn’t even that I don’t like her character, I just don’t understand her push. If give Alexa crap for her mediocre in ring skills and monster push, it would be hypocritical of me to give Shayna a pass, ESPECIALLY when there’s women who, to me, do better all around. I’ll try and wait to see if the build and the story being told is a good one, but honestly I’m not a fan of her getting a hotshot straight to the top – Charlotte had to win a tournament, Sasha/Bayley had SO MUCH build before their title win, Asuka’s takeover was inevitable and slow building, Ember’s as well – So the rush for a mediocre talent like Shayna (who, sure, is a heat magnet, but so was Eva Marie and I never shouted for her to be champ) to the top of a division of fantastic women is still a bit baffling for me.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            And that’s totally your right tbh. Plus, you know it’s not even that I can’t understand what you are saying. When you say that you believe that some people should be pushed over her, I won’t disagree on that. Dakota for exemple is one I am very high on and I believe should start get more focus. One thing I also agree about is the fact that Baszler winning the title right away would feel premature but I feel like a great dynamic could be made involving Shayna, Ember and Kairi.

            At the same time, I understand them pushing her arround the top right away because of her name, because of who is she friend with (yes, that helps too), because of the instant connection she was able to make with the fans, because of the ease of creating a character based on her background and most importantly, because of her age since if you want to capitalize on her act, you have to do it fast because she won’t be there for 8-10 years too. Plus, rushing her arround the top makes the fans even more mad about her.

            Honestly, I would have been totally against her if she was REALLY awful in the ring tbh. Same for Alexa (who I love despite the fact that her being pushed so much this year is part of the reason we didn’t get THESE quality matches this year on the MR on Raw to say the least and on SD in the beginning). But she has shown me against talented workers that she could produce quality matches even if she still needs to improve (a lot) in the ring.

            Now I think everyone can have an opinion on her but now more than ever, I am really disgusted at the hypocrisy of people on here who are viciously attacking her and her body yet were the first to talk about #GiveDivasAChance and what this revolution meant. This place is seriously garbage for that.

    • Ronline

      The only things that don’t make sense is having Kai job out in less than a minute, and Lacey’s random ‘story’ with Cross.
      Otherwise, I totally agree. Shayna was a heat magnet during the MYC and she can be one of the few pure heels NXT and WWE needs.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        I think it actually makes sense for her to destroy her first opponent just so she can be instantly seen as a threat.

        The Lacey thing seems very weird I agree but maybe it will translate better on TV and that we may get backstage segment leading up to this.

        • Ronline

          No I agree with that, but why’d it have to be Dakota? Aliyah jobbed to Lacey for… reasons, and Aliyah has been fodder for so long. It should have been her instead.

          Lacey would have beat Dakota in a better match, and Shayna could’ve still attacked her after.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      If anyone could be the next great PURE heel I think it’s Bianca Belair.

      • C Mack

        The fans respect her too much. Smart crowds like NXT’s core audience give Shayna heat not just because she’s a good heel, but because they recognize how undeserving she is of the opportunities being handed to her.

        • Crazy. #RIPMae

          They respected Sasha as well though.

          • C Mack

            Right. They saw her work her butt off to become The Boss. She went from no reactions to getting heat to being a cool heel because of how good she was (and still is)

            Shayna’s not gonna get that

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        That’s a bold statement. Based on what exactly? Is it because most here like her more? Let’s not be biased here.

        We can all talk about this girl’s incredible potential as an in-ring peformer since her athletism is out of this world which makes her transition into a wrestler much easier but it’s very early to say such a thing about her because her character has been her weakest part so far which is normal since she is new to this. What’s even her character by the way?

        Shayna is already proving to be a heat magnet and is developing an actual dominant and badass persona as heel character, a very refreshing one by the way.

        • Crazy. #RIPMae

          Literally based on everything. Majority of the people here like Bianca but that has nothing to do with what I’m talking about so why mention it? A bold statement is you saying Shayna will be the next pure heel like Sasha Banks when Shayna hasn’t even done anything impressive.

          Bianca is a heel. She calls herself the EST of NXT. What’s hard to comprehend? Her character is unique and the way Bianca carries herself reminds me of Sasha. I give her about a year or so and she’ll already be on the level of Sasha Banks’ boss character in NXT. The girl has potential for days.

          A very refreshing one? Sure Jan. Sonya did this before so this isn’t refreshing at all. Shayna is proving to be a heat magnet, sure, but where was this energy when Eva Marie got an opportunity against Bayley? She proved to be a heat magnet as well but everyone attacked her. Eva’s title match was on a regular NXT show btw.. Shayna’s is on a TAKEOVER. And I’m sorry to burst your bubble but Shayna will NEVER be on Sasha Banks’ level with this current gimmick or whatever she’s doing.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            Bianca is a heel. Alright. But the concept of her actual character… remains very basic so far and her character work hasn’t been her strongest part too imho. In terms of character work, we HAVE seen more things from Shayna from the tournament to now and better if you ask me tbh but we can disagree on that.

            If you want to get to Eva, let’s get there because Eva’s work on NXT against Bayley was indeed masterful. Never been a fan but she had potential to be a top heel if she had the passion since she already had the reactions down. But let’s not compare both girls’ wrestling skills tho. Shayna’s matches with top wrestlers were all good to great. Eva’s best match with Bayley was great for entertainment value and that’s all.

            Now, with all that being said, I am not trying to downgrade Biance who I believe could be a big star (if she is allowed to as well). However, my original point was about the lack of THAT heel since Sasha and the fact that I believe Shayna COULD get potentially get there. If you believe Bianca could, that’s great but does that mean she is the only one who “could get there”?

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            How could Shayna get there though? Her gimmick is basically a MMA fighter coming to WWE… so I guess Sonya, Ronda and company can also get there to be THAT heel as well right? I just feel like Bianca has it more because she’s been in development for like a few months and she’s already putting on great performances. Meanwhile Shayna? Bianca isn’t the only one who could get there, yes, but as of right now, she’s the only new heel impressing.

          • Izzy4lw

            See….. I like Bianca. She is an incredible performer and NEEDS to be a star so I’m hoping WWE gets behind her since she is PHENOMENAL. But her character isn’t very good. Not trying to be shady, but her character is basically straight to video version of Sasha Banks’ Boss character. It’ll likely become more fleshed out soon, but I don’t see anything in Bianca’s characterization and gimmick that I didn’t see with Sasha – the arrogance, the swag, the “I am the best the rest of you may as well give up” attitude is all Sasha to a T, and she still has issues pushing through on her acting. Not saying to discount her because this girl needs to be huge and needs to be at the top of whatever division she’s a part of, but her heel work thus far has been very ‘gimmick 101’ so far.

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            I just think Bianca Belair has a better chance of being the next great heel since Sasha Banks. Sasha Banks character back then had it all! I’m sure Bianca will improve in all aspects sooner or later and be even more iconic. Her character does remind me of Sasha’s, that was my point above to Wrestling fan. I’m sure she’ll be GREAT when her character is fleshed out.

    • Raekon

      Kairi was given a time off over Christmas because she went to the retirement ceremony of Yoko Bito in Japan. She appeared in Stardom at the 24th December. On the top of that I think they might use this attack to have Kairi come out and make the save on Ember, costing Shayna the title win as a follow up on a feud between Kairi and Shayna as also a triple threat title match on the Takeover after this one.

  • John Finnie

    I have a feeling the iconic duo are left of TV is because they will be a surprise RR entry.
    This must be the month of the new crop.
    Really Ember vs Shayna Ember better win on her first defence

  • A?.

    NXT was getting so good, now it went back to its awful days. Squash matches, no follow ups. What happened to Nikki making the save? Why are the Iconic Duo on NXT if they’re not appearing? Why did Lacey even call out Nikki when it could’ve been Taynara? Where’s Kairi? WHY SHAYNA? And where are half of the MYC girls who are more talented and deserving of a chance? I’m tired.

  • MK126

    Ember isnt dropping the title this quickly and I doubt Shayna is gonna lose so lets see how this plays out. Her getting a title shot seems a little rushed when her focus should be on Kairi. Shayna squashing Dakota is weird but for Shayna to come off as dominant she needs to attack women with natural babyface charisma like Dakota and Kairi so it kind of works. I just hope NXT can get it together and make these feuds matter

  • I’m pretty sure they are developing Shayna vs.Kairi who apparently is injured from recent attack. I’m sure we will get some backstage segments or an interview with Sane and then she will distract Shayna in Philly and Ember will retain.

  • A One of a Kind Collectible

    Sooooo why did they keep the iconic duo down in NXT and debut the riot squad. Literally they’re not being used… bye

    • MK126

      Usually when a person is being called up from NXT they aren’t on the tapings before their call up so ID is probably going to be in women’s royal rumble

  • Hoooshi

    I hope this means Candice got a contract, that’s all I want.

    I wonder if Shayna had the same looks as Mandy, Eva, etc. y’all would be so pissed over her being there. I for one am not impressed with anything she has to offer, but she’s a nice type of heel for Ember to face and solify the beginning of her championship run, I just wonder if they keep feuding beyond Philly how this will work because neither have the best mic skills.

    Thinking about it the NXT women’s division is full of people who are mediocre on the mic or can’t speak the language well. They gotta bring it with character work/body language.

    • MK126

      Candice is almost cleared to be signed. I wonder if Mercedes is getting signed as well? I really did wish WWE signed some of these women after the MYC and cleared out the women who aren’t making enough progress or that they have nothing for. Building the division around the MYC women would have been great

      • Hoooshi

        I agree, let go of the many girls without experience they have and hire the MYC they see fit to compete.

      • Raekon

        Jazzy was about to get signed and then the medicals found a neck injury she has to operate like in Io Shirais case and cut the signing. :(

        • MK126

          I read that! Sucks for her cause the fans really wanted it for her probably even more than she did herself. Im sure she’ll get another opportunity once she gets her neck injury situated

    • Forget about Shayna’s looks, what can she offer to be pushed SO much so fast?
      Is she young? No.
      Can she sell? No.
      Is she good on the mic? No.
      Does she have a lot of wrestling experience? No.
      Is she a good wrestler? No.
      She has NO redeeming qualities to be pushed this much, other than knowing Ronda. When someone as good as Abbey is sitting backstage for a year but she’s getting a push tells a lot. Not to mention someone as good as Dakota getting squashed by her. I really hope they’re smart and don’t make her win the title just like they had her lose MYC.

      • Hoooshi

        And yet here you are, boiling with rage over her just like Hunter wanted you to.

        I doubt she will win the title, the NXT women’s championship is the most protected title in the whole company, they are not passing it around like the NXT championship.

        • Hunter wanted her to win MYC too until Vince changed his decision, don’t be too sure about that. And if it’s being mad that bottom of the barrel performer is being pushed over far better wrestler so early then you better bet it is. She has no place there.

          • Raekon

            She has a more established character then the others backstage and like I said above, she is a heat magnet which is something the champ needs right now to build her up.

          • Nikki would’ve been a perfect challenger, especially after saving her two weeks ago. Shayna was NOT needed here especially since she was continuing her story with Kairi, not Ember.

          • What matches are you watching where you say Shayna isn’t a good wrestler. A hater can’t see past her looks to give credit where it’s due.
            Every match she had in the MYC was by far impressive.

          • I guess 90% people are haters then. There are at least 50 adjectives I could use to express her performance and impressive would not be one of them. The likes of Piper, Abbey and Kairi had impressive performances. Bianca, Mia, Santana and Tessa had better first round matches than anything Shayna had done throughout, yet she was the one who advanced. She doesn’t have qualities to be pushed at this level.

        • Wrestling.fan.from.France

          “And yet here you are, boiling with rage over her just like Hunter wanted you to.”
          Truth be told.

      • Raekon

        Boris you know I actually like you but you are typing here is bullshit. If you didn’t have watched Shaynas work at Stardom and her Championship runs at the Indies then please don’t go and say she is not good on the mic, she can’t sell or that she isn’t a good wrestler. She is indeed more the submissioner and chain wrestler but she is good in what she does.
        The reason why they pushed her into the title picture was because Shayna is a heat magnet and Ember needs such a heel to build her up as a Champion.
        I think they will let them feud, having Ember retain either clean or by getting help from Kairi since Kairi has unfinished Business with Shayna after the attack she suffered OR they might add Dakota in the mix aswell.
        We will have to wait and see.

        • You don’t have to like me lmao, and chances are people will never agree on everything 100%.

          Stop telling people who are criticizing her work that they never saw her outside MYC. Just because she did Stardom doesn’t put her on another level. She just isn’t good at ANY level to get such push. She offers nothing others can’t get. Marti Belle could get heat for getting a TO match, that doesn’t mean she’s special. It means people see through booking decisions.

    • A?.

      she ugly and that’s that hunny stay mad

      • Hoooshi

        Sis Shayna is not the hill I’m choosing to die on, I’m indifferent about her.

  • Keeana Tayler
    • MK126

      That New York gif reminds me of Camilla vs Amy from BGC8

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  • Glitter Bliss Banks

    I hate to sound like a broken record, but I truly believe they should be capitalising on The iconic Duo! It’s not that stan them too much, I just think they should continue build on them as a staple in the division. They should be the key antagonists in the division and should be a constant thorn in Embers side, just like how Sasha was with Charlotte.

    For storyline purposes, I believe they have unfinished business with Ember and I’m not content with that Peyton and Ember match a few weeks ago as a final showdown. I think they should atleast be building to Ember Vs Billie or Ember VS both The Iconic Duo in a handicap match for the Women’s title at Takeover! It would be a different stipulation and would give both Billie and Peyton the spotlight.

    I suspect a call up may be soon? But I’m not sure how I feel about that so soon after Absolution and Riott Squad…..Rumble entry would be cool thoug!

    I’m not here for automatically shoving Shayna into the title picture, that should be worked up to, I do however understand why though. They want Shayna to be a huge deal and establish her as a force. I’ll give her a chance and I do believe they will deliver at Takeover.

    I’m glad to see Bianca and Lacey being shown though, small steps…

    • Dylan Gutierrez

      Agreed. They should have been capitalize at some point in NXT but it seems its strongly hinting both of them entering the Rumble and moving up to the Main Roster.

      I could see them on RAW/Smackdown but with the recent call up’s, it’ll be hard to already handle the large amount of heels on both shows with adding two more. I could see possibly Smackdown working larger for both of them but it still presents the possibility if the writers won’t let them down either on the main roster.

      • Glitter Bliss Banks

        I agree too, I think it’s very possible their time is now and they could be called up or just preparing for the one night Rumble appearance and then go back down again.

        I think Smackdown would of been the perfect place for them before The Riott Squad turned up, the Iconic Duo showing up in a segment and segregating themselves from the rest of the division. I feel they should of showed up and called out the Smackdown women and drop pipe bombs on them and made themselves public enemies.

        I feel a Raquel Diaz type gimmick would of helped evolve their characters, if they showed up and declared that they were going to give the Smackdown women’s division a makeover and cleanse it and make it Iconic. This would of helped them with the more casual fans that doesn’t watch NXT and establish themselves as the IT girls.

        • Dylan Gutierrez

          I sometimes wish Emma was still around, can you imagine the Iconic Duo and Emma attacking Absolution at one point?

  • Danny?

    That’s it…..Trash! Poor Aliyah. I hope no Iconic Duo means that they are getting the call up

    • hitesh khanna

      Aliyah… i feel bad for her!

      • Danny?

        Me too, she deserves a chance to show out.

    • Raekon

      They are probably preparing for the royal rumble as surprise entrants and a call up right after. :)
      As about Aliyah, she is very good in the ring already but lacks on character a lot no matter if they add her as a face or heel and that’s her main Problem. :(

      • Danny?

        In all fairness to Aliyah, has she ever really been given a chance to show any character. Has she ever even cut a promo. Plus Ember is as dull as they come character wise, I still don’t understand what her gimmick is, but yet she gets a championship.

        • #FlairfortheGold

          Totally agree on the Ember part. I really don’t understand her character and to me, she comes off as a generic face. Her mic skills aren’t helping either

          • Danny?

            Oh god those mic skills!! Or should I say lack of mic skills.

  • conan_kun

    Is it possible that Charlotte, Bayley, Sasha and/or Becky sitting at the ringside during Ember vs Shayna.

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    Surprise surprise Shayna debuts and is thrown right in the title scene. Who would have ever guess that would happen. Vince must have taken control of nxt after he brought the 4hw to the MR so he could hold them back and have a reason to bring back the divas era 2.0

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    Surprise surprise Shayna debuts and is thrown right in the title scene. Who would have ever guess that would happen. Vince must have taken control of nxt after he brought the 4hw to the MR so he could hold them back and have a reason to bring back the divas era 2.0

  • MK126

    At least Shayna vs Dakota make sense now. WWE just released an article about how Dakota was training with a PC newbie and Shayna came to show the newbie how to apply a submission properly and then didnt let it go. Dakota and other people had to break Shayna off

  • John Finnie

    I mean at this point they really should use the talent they have on TV tapings Bianca should be facing a NXT newbie
    If you use indie talent for a try out do dark matches Before the show

  • Shane Murray

    Damn this is beyond annoying now… first of all why tf is shayna infront of the likes of Lacey, Bianca, Taynara, Sage you know girls who have actually been around much longer?… we have Sonya Deville we don’t need some mma cage girl out here doing cocky kicks and choke holds, enough is enough?.

    It took forever for ember moon to finally win that belt but even when she did win, it wasn’t as if she beat Asuka for it! But now shayna walls in beats one of the best nxt stars they have ( Dakota Kai) under 1 minute? Are you joking did you see this girl in the MYC her kicks are beast! Not even Nia Jax In her debut dominated her in under a minute… but all of a sudden she-hulk walks in?. Nah thanks I’m happy we got Asuka to main roster for something fresh and everyone not to be squashed, but now there’s a knock off Sonya comes in and Now here comes someone walks in with no ring sense, no wrestling sense and no common sense just to kick and punch people! Honey get back in the cage please?

    Best part bout this Is Lacey and Bianca that’s it

  • Bad and Bossy

    GIIIRRRLL…
    Hunter had the material to build up a match between Nikki Cross and Ember Moon in a Hardcore Match or even in an Extreme Rules Match, but he gave that idea do Cole vs Black in which I TOTALLY DISAGREE.
    Hunter could book Nikki Cross vs Ember Moon like Trish vs Victoria coming close to Survivor Series 2002, where both of each other were attacking themselves with weapons till the referees came out, THAT MATCH WOULD HAVE BEEN AMAZING because it’s in Philly, the house of ECW and they would be cheering them!

  • Ember’s good, but Idk if she can carry Shayna to a halfway watchable match.

  • I remember when NXT Women’s divisional had the best booking… what happened? And if Shayna wins at Takeover Ember will be the shortest reigning NXT Women’s Champion and she has only lost two matches in her whole NXT career… SHAME !

    • Like Mike

      I’m pretty sure Ember will retain, let’s hope.

  • Kvngbalor

    Why is Lacey calling out Nikki Cross? And why does Shayna get a championship shot after 1 match on NXT TV

    • Like Mike

      I guess it’s because Ember challenged her after all the attacks, so Ember said she’d give her a shot since shes a fighting champion and wants to get her hands on Shayna.

  • KatyaMenelli

    OMG I want TNA or WWE to sign Latasha soooo bad. She has too much talent to be wasted on the indies.

  • Organization XIII

    Shayna at Takeover Philly!?? I’m disgusted

  • Wicked Bliss

    What is happening? Kairi out of the picture probably because she was attacked by Shayna. And wtf Shayna just took a couple of weeks to be the number one contender. And why is Lacy calling out Nikki?

    • Like Mike

      Honestly, Lacey calling out Nikki is baffling.

  • Wicked Bliss

    Clearly, they dont have plans for Aliyah.

  • Almarpar

    Erm…. cool..

    Im guessing the reason for the duo not appearing is because there debuting at RR. Theyve been seen backstage for SD the last few weeks..soo… ugh this is what im just hoping anyway. Shayna looked quite good in the ring with Dakota so think her and ember will have a good match. But overall nothing exciting for the women on NXT this month.

  • Like Mike

    Positive Points: Bianca Belair and Lacey getting more shine. I also see Dakota Kai getting squashed as a plus because I see her as the next Bayley/what Bayley should have been on the main roster. A true plucky underdog that’s gonna get pushed down, but eventually she’s gonna make it.

    Negatives: Shayna. That is all.