Mia Yim squares off with Xia Li
Former Mae Young Classic competitors will clash this week when Mia Yim takes on the quick-kicking Xia Li. The exciting matchup comes on the heels of both Superstars taking excursions outside the black-and-gold brand, between Yim’s recent appearance on NXT UK and Li’s impressive WWE pay-per-view debut in the Women’s Royal Rumble Match.
Yet it also comes at a time of turbulence in the NXT Women’s division, with NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler, Marina Shafir & Jessamyn Duke using brute force and intimidation to prove they rule the roost. Yim ran afoul of the trio last week when she stepped to Baszler, Shafir & Duke as they tried to assert their dominance in the WWE Performance Center locker room. The incident, which was captured by WWE.com cameras, was broken up before punches were thrown, but Yim likely hasn’t forgotten. That could mean trouble for Li, if she’s forced to reckon with an angry Head Baddie in Charge.