NXT Women’s Title #1 Contender’s Match Announced for USA Debut

A triple threat match is announced between Io Shirai, Bianca Beliar and Mia Yim for NXT’s debut episode on USA which will determine the no #1 contender for Women’s Championship.

Io Shirai vs Mia Yim vs Bianca Belair NXT 18 September 2019
Io Shirai vs Mia Yim vs Bianca Belair, No. 1 Contender’s Match for NXT Women’s Championship

NXT will move from WWE Network streaming to air live on USA Network every Wednesday for 2 hours from 18 September episode. WWE’s so-called developmental brand will go head to head against AEW’s weekly TV show which debuts on TNT on 2 October and will air in the same 8-10 PM EST slot.

Shayna Baszler is closing has already surpassed 11 months in her second reign as NXT Women’s Champion. During this time, she, along with her mates Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir, has run havoc in the NXT Women’s division. Also, she has defended the title successfully against the likes of Kairi Sane, Ember Moon, Io Shirai, Bianca Beliar and Mia Yim at NXT Takeover events.

This week at NXT, General Manager went on to announced that in order to find a new contender for Shayna Baszler, a triple threat match will take place in two weeks time between Io Shirai, Mia Yim, and Bianca Belair. The new #1 contender will likely face Shayna Baszler on the rumored WWE Evolution show.

Interestingly, Rhea Ripley will also face Shayna Baszler in a non-title match next week. If she is able to get the win over the champion(spoiler), she might also be in line to get the title shot. This could lead to the match being turned into a triple threat affair once again. Stay tuned to itnwwe.com for more on this story.

Also announced for NXT’s USA network debut is the North American Championship match as Velveteen Dream will defend against Rodrick Strong.

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