NXT Women's Champion Bayley vs. Sasha Banks (30-Minute WWE Iron Man Match)
On the heels of their groundbreaking, show-stealing battle at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn, Bayley and Sasha Banks are set to make history once again. NXT General Manager William Regal has confirmed that the two will clash once again in the main event of NXT TakeOver: Respect on Oct. 7 in a 30-Minute WWE Iron Man Match for the NXT Women’s Championship!
This title match will go a full half-hour. Whoever scores the most pinfalls, submissions, disqualifications or count-outs will win the match and be declared NXT Women’s Champion.
The rivalry between these two Divas runs deep. After months of coming up short in championship matches, Bayley finally found the champion’s spirit within, going on a tear through the best competition NXT had to offer, defeating Emma, Charlotte and Becky Lynch to earn a title match with Sasha in Brooklyn. While the match meant everything to Bayley, The Boss dismissed her challenger before the bell even rang. Having been called up to WWE’s main roster as part of the Divas Revolution, the Team B.A.D. member brushed Bayley off, saying that she wasn’t worth her time.
Fueled by Sasha’s disrespect, Bayley laid it all on the line at the sold-out Barclays Center. Despite The Boss’ best attempts to re-injure her hand, the happy-go-lucky Diva fought through the pain, and several nasty spills, to connect with a reverse hurricanrana off the ropes and a Belly-to-Bayley Suplex to capture the title.
Having finally reached the top of the mountain, Bayley stood tall with the NXT Women’s Championship in hand, soon to be joined in celebration by Charlotte and Becky. Sasha got back in the ring and hugged her rival, before the four Divas who changed the face of women’s wrestling took a curtain call at NXT’s biggest event ever.
As it turns out, the last chapter in this grueling rivalry hadn’t been written yet. Bayley and Sasha Banks will have another opportunity to change the game at NXT TakeOver: Respect. Who will go the distance in a grueling 30-Minute WWE Iron Man Match and walk out of Orlando with the NXT Women’s Championship? Find out Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, only on WWE Network!