Rhea Ripley is getting her shot at Shayna Baszler’s NXT Women’s Championship.
Baszler will defend her title against Ripley on the Wednesday, December 18 episode of NXT. The announcement was made after an angle where Baszler choked Ripley out tonight.
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Ripley was supposed to face Dakota Kai on tonight’s NXT, but she brought out Mia Yim instead. As Yim and Kai brawled to the back, Baszler, Marina Shafir, and Jessamyn Duke came to the ring and attacked Ripley. Ripley tried to fight them off, but Shafir and Duke stopped her from breaking out of the Kirifuda Clutch.
Baszler said Ripley doesn’t know what she’s asking for by wanting a title shot. Baszler then said she wants a match against Ripley too — and Ripley will get her shot in two weeks.
At NXT TakeOver: WarGames, Ripley pinned Baszler to win the women’s WarGames match.
Baszler has been NXT Women’s Champion since winning the title from Kairi Sane at WWE Evolution in October 2018. This is her second reign with the title.