Nikki Cross caused NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler to retreat after fiery blitz

ORLANDO, Fla. — For a second week in a row, Nikki Cross showed that she’s not only unafraid of NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler, but that she may be much more of a threat to Baszler’s title reign than The Queen of Spades bargained for. 

After being embarrassed by her “loss” to Cross last week, Baszler fell back on her intimidation tactics this week, telling the unpredictable Scottish Superstar that if she ever got in her face again, Baszler would put her to sleep in no time. Cross welcomed the fight, repeatedly telling the champion to “do it,” and then she made the world-beater Baszler flinch when she feinted an attack. The enraged Queen of Spades shoved Cross and the fight was on, and Cross again overwhelmed Baszler, bloodying the champion’s mouth and causing Baszler to recoil.

Later in the night, it was confirmed that Cross will challenge for the NXT Women’s Title at TakeOver: Chicago. If Baszler didn’t take NXT’s twisted sister seriously before, she will now.

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