After an altercation tonight between Dakota Kai and Rhea Ripley on tonight’s NXT, they will meet next week in a number one contender match. NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai defeated Tegan Nox in her first defense and we need a new challenger for her. Kai has been salivating at the chance since Shirai won the title in June.
Kai was on the losing team on this week’s show as she and Candice LeRae fell to Shirai and Nox. She essentially walked out on her match and left LeRae to take the pin.
In a backstage interview, Kai says she doesn’t care about Candice LeRae and that she is “not a team player anymore.” She is tired of jumping through hoops to be the number one contender. To Kai, she is the number one contender. She wants Shirai and the title.
As she goes to walk away, a very blonde Ripley enters and pulls her back into the conversation. Ripley says that Io is hers and she is next in line. She will go through anyone who would say otherwise. Kai declares she is going to check with General Manager William Regal to see what he says about this.
The match will take place next week.
What do you think of this match? Who do you want to become the number one contender? Would you like either Kai or Ripley to win the title or would you prefer Shirai to retain? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.