NXT Women’s Champion Asuka vs. Nikki Cross vs. Billie Kay vs. Peyton Royce (Fatal 4-Way Match)
NXT Women’s Champion Asuka will face arguably her toughest challenge yet tonight at TakeOver: San Antonio, when she puts her coveted championship on the line against Nikki Cross, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce in a Fatal 4-Way Match.
Since her arrival at NXT, The Empress of Tomorrow has been unbeatable, recently passing Paige as the longest reigning NXT Women’s Champion ever. There have been questions about which NXT competitor could present a worthy challenge for Asuka’s title. Well, we now know that it’s not one, but three Superstars who are up for the task.
Billie Kay and Peyton Royce have long run rampant in NXT, creating chaos as they continue to claim being in control of the Women’s division. On the Jan. 11 edition of NXT, the devious duo made their move toward the title by attacking Asuka outside Full Sail University before the show. The unwavering titleholder attempted to gain retribution later that night, but was overcome by the vicious Australian Superstars.
In a surprising move, the wild Nikki Cross entered the fray, clearing the ring of Kay and Royce before turning her sinister sights on the champion. As the crazed Cross stood over Asuka, it became clear that the champion had multiple challengers aiming for her title.
Asuka – who remained undeterred by the immense challenge ahead of her – demanded a match against all three of the NXT Superstars who attacked her. General Manager William Regal granted the titleholder her wish, and nowit will be Asuka, Cross, Kay and Royce in a Fatal 4-Way Match at TakeOver: San Antonio for the NXT Women’s Championship.
Since the first Superstar to claim a pinfall wins the contest and becomes NXT Women’s Champion, Asuka finds herself at a severe disadvantage in this title contest. Not only does the champion have to compete against three challengers, but she doesn’t even have to be involved in the fall to lose her title. As a result, the spirited champion’s record-breaking title reign will be in serious jeopardy in the Lone Star State.
Will a new NXT Women’s Champion be crowned at TakeOver: San Antonio? Find out tonight at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, only on WWE Network.