NXT Women’s Champion Bayley faces her toughest challenge yet at TakeOver: London, in the form of the powerful Nia Jax. The dangerous newcomer has made it clear since her arrival in NXT that she believes she’s destined for greatness. Now, she’ll have the chance to prove it.
Nia, a cousin of The Rock, made an immediate impact upon her NXT debut this past October, demolishing the competition with ease and a sadistic smile on her face. The NXT Universe knew it was just a matter of time before the dominant Diva made a run at the NXT Women’s Title, but they weren’t expecting how it would come to pass.
Bayley was concentrating on the challenge of Eva Marie, who quickly befriended the powerful Nia and stacked the deck against Bayley for their Nov. 25 championship showdown. The resilient champion fought through Eva’s best efforts, meddling referees and Nia’s attempts at interference to retain her title. However, the grueling bout gave Nia the opportunity to make a statement, which she took, attacking Bayley from behind and crushing her with two thunderous leg drops.
When asked if she was ready to defend her title against Nia, Bayley said she was more than willing. Just seconds later, the powerful challenge crashed Bayley’s interview, recklessly tossing the NXT Women’s Champion through a door.
Despite the toll Nia’s brutal beatdowns have taken on her, Bayley has refused to rest, taking on a game Peyton Royce on the Dec. 9 edition of NXT. After Bayley’s victory, Nia emerged to let the NXT Women’s Champion know that there’s nothing she can do to stop her rise to the top.
Can Bayley topple the dominant Diva and hang on to her title, or will Nia Jax fulfill her destiny and become NXT Women’s Champion?
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