Who Will Challenge Shayna Baszler For NXT Women’s Championship At TakeOver: Brooklyn? (Spoiler)

Shayna Baszler

Coming out of TakeOver: Chicago II, the first match is already set for NXT’s next special event.

At TakeOver: Brooklyn on August 18, Shayna Baszler will defend her NXT Women’s Championship against Kairi Sane in a rematch from the finals of last year’s Mae Young Classic. Sane won a Triple Threat Match against Candice LeRae and Nikki Cross to determine the No. 1 contender to the NXT Women’s Championship during Thursday’s NXT television tapings at Full Sail Live to set up the match.

For the finish of the Triple Threat Match, LeRae hit a lionsault on Cross and was going for the pin when Sane came off the top rope with her Insane Elbow. Sane pinned LeRae and then had a staredown with Baszler, who was doing commentary for the match.

Baszler cut a promo earlier in the tapings where she ran down the NXT women’s division, saying no one can take the title from her. Sane also defeated Vanessa Borne prior to the Triple Threat Match and set her sights on Baszler, promising to beat her like she did in the Mae Young Classic finals.

NXT will finish building to TakeOver: Brooklyn on Wednesday, July 18 with more television tapings at Full Sail Live.

Click here for complete spoilers from this week’s tapings.