NXT Women’s Champion Asuka has decimated every Superstar who has stepped her way. However, at NXT TakeOver on Wednesday, June 8, The Empress of Tomorrow will face a threat of a whole new variety in the powerful Nia Jax.
The towering challenger is perhaps the lone woman to rival Asuka in terms of intimidation and sheer dominance. Case in point? Her May 18 dismantling of Bayley. Though the beloved former champion was in line for a rematch against Asuka, Bayley had the displeasure of running into the human Humvee named Nia Jax first. Jax thrashed the all-heart Bayley in their one-on-one encounter, rendering NXT’s most huggable competitor unable to compete on June 8.
With Asuka’s presumptive challenger out of action, General Manager William Regal scheduled a Triple Threat No. 1 Contender’s Match between Jax, Carmella and Alexa Bliss on May 25, which Jax won decisively. The fireworks didn’t end there, as Asuka entered the ring to confront her TakeOver opponent, and neither Superstar showed as much as a glimmer of trepidation. Jax did, however, issue a warning, telling Asuka that she would drop her next time the champion gets in her face.
The Empress of Tomorrow boasts a world-class array of vicious strikes and seemingly inescapable submission holds, but will her tried-and-true arsenal make a dent against Nia Jax? With big strength and bad will to spare, Jax will no doubt look to seize her all-important opportunity on June 8, especially in light of the fact she fell just short of winning the Women’s Title last time she challenged for it, against Bayley in London last December.
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