On tonight’s installment of NXT, the EST of NXT Bianca Belair will face off with Nikki Cross. Belair and Cross recently crossed paths two weeks ago. As Nikki was being interrogated by William Regal in his office regarding who assaulted Aleister Black, Bianca barged in and asked Regal when she would receive her title shot. However, Belair’s conversation with the commissioner was not very productive due to Nikki’s antics. Tonight, Belair and Cross both have a chance to show why they deserve an opportunity at the NXT women’s championship when they meet up in singles action.

WWE.com wrote the following in regards to tonight’s match up:

“As Kairi Sane magnetizes the eyes of the NXT Women’s division with the NXT Women’s Championship, both Nikki Cross and Bianca Belair will aim to send a message when they battle it out inside Full Sail Live. But for The EST of NXT, who is on quite a hot streak, this could be the biggest threat to her undefeated run. As the NXT Universe witnessed at TakeOver: Chicago II, the unhinged Cross knows no bounds and is relentless in her pursuit for the top prize in the NXT Women’s division. With both Superstars eyeing a title opportunity, their reputation will also be on the line in a match that is sure to shake up the black-and-yellow brand. Will The EST of NXT counter Cross’ chaos with a consecutive win? Or will the always unpredictable Cross disrupt Belair’s dominant run?” 

Additionally, tonight will mark the in ring return of Shayna Baszler. Shayna’s last televised match occurred at TakeOver: Brooklyn IV, when she lost the women’s championship to Kairi Sane. Baszler returned to television last week to inform Kairi Sane that she would be winning back the title soon enough. As her rematch with the Pirate Princess approaches, there’s no doubt Shayna will look to show Kairi just how ready she is for their next encounter.

Regarding Baszler’s television in ring return, WWE.com had this to say:

“After losing her NXT Women’s Title to Kairi Sane in Brooklyn, Shayna Baszler will look to blow off some steam when she returns to the ring this week. The former NXT Women’s Champion made her presence felt last week, announcing that she plans to invoke her rematch clause against Kairi Sane for the championship. Until then, The Queen of Spades has Wednesday night to demonstrate just how focused and ready she is.” 

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