First-Ever Women’s War Games Match Announced & More NXT News

– The biggest news coming out of this week’s NXT is that the first-ever women’s War Games match will take place at NXT TakeOver: War Games on Nov. 23rd.

The match will see NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler, Marina Shafir, Jessamyn Duke, Io Shirai and Bianca Belair vs. Rhea Ripley, Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai, Tegan Nox and a partner to be determined (expected to be Mia Yim). has an exclusive look at the match, which notes that Baszler and Ripley are officially the captains for their respective teams.

– A men’s War Games match looks to be taking shape with Undisputed Era vs. Tommaso Ciampa, Keith Lee, Matt Riddle and a partner to be determined. This has not officially been confirmed as of this writing.

– Next week’s NXT will feature a rematch between Pete Dunne and Damian Priest.

– This week’s pre-show dark matches saw Reina Gonzalez defeat MJ Jenkins, while Breezango defeated Raul Mendoza and Austin Theory.

– YouTube sensation Poppy performed live to introduce Io Shirai at the start of this week’s show. Poppy reacted to the experience in the video below:


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