NXT Women’s Championship
Asuka (c) vs Nikki Cross vs Ember Moon vs Ruby Riot
Asuka is being made to defend her championship in another Fatal-4-Way match, this time as punishment rather than to appease her fury.
Cross makes a return from the previous Fatal-4-Way, while Ruby and Ember look to make a splash in the title picture.
The dynamic between the champ and SAnitY’s Cross is the one I am more interested in; as not only is Cross the only obstacle that Asuka has failed to definitively put down, but these two have a short, rich history that will only get better with further interactions.
Multi-(wo)man matches serve unpredictability, but the way I see it; Nikki and Ruby’s feud will continue beyond this, as will Asuka and Ember’s. Ember, in my opinion, is the next NXT Women’s Champion and will become so by finally overcoming the Egotistic Empress.
I think it’d be heaps more fun if Ruby or Nikki came out with the upset, as you have so many different directions you can take the division in, but ultimately I reckon Asuka is going to walk out of Chicago with the championship.
Update: The match was changed to a Triple Threat as a result of Ember Moon’s shoulder injury.