NXT Women's Champion Rhea Ripley, Toni Storm & Candice LeRae def .NXT UK Women's Champion Kay Lee Ray, Bianca Belair and Io Shirai &

Rhea Ripley, Toni Storm & Candice LeRae vs. Bianca Belair, Io Shirai & Kay Lee Ray: WWE NXT, Jan. 8, 2020

The Nightmare teams up with Toni Storm and Candice LeRae to battle The EST of NXT, The Genius of The Sky and the NXT UK Women’s Champion. #WWEonSonyIndia

The challengers are already lining up to take on new NXT Women's Champion Rhea Ripley, but it will be a familiar foe getting the first crack at her. 

When The Nightmare made her first appearance at Full Sail since dethroning Shayna Baszler for the title last month, it didn't take long for Toni Storm — who won the NXT UK Women's Title from Ripley last January — to interrupt, and she talked her way into an opportunity against Ripley at NXT TakeOver: Portland next month. Storm declared she would soon have a championship for each shoulder after also promising to knock off NXT UK Women's Champion Kay Lee Ray this Sunday at NXT TakeOver: Blackpool II. "The Scary Queen of Scots" made an appearance to dispute that claim, while Io Shirai and Bianca Belair were also on the scene with their eyes on Ripley's title. And then there was the arrival of Candice LeRae, whose intentions were more ambiguous. With The Nightmare prepared for a fight, fisticuffs ensued and NXT General Manager William Regal ordered that a Six-Woman Tag Team Match start immediately.

The piecemeal teams ultimately broke down in favor of Ripley, Storm and LeRae. The Evil Genius of the Sky and The EST of NXT were unable to stay on the same page, and the NXT Women's Champion took advantage, taking Belair down with The Riptide for the victory. LeRae's eyes lingered on Ripley's title for a few curious seconds before she finally handed it to her former WarGames comrade, perhaps also signaling her desire to vie for the gold. 

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