NXT TakeOver: In Your House PPV Previews

Mia Yim, Tegan Nox & Shotzi Blackheart vs. Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai & Raquel González

After tensions have flared for weeks, all the elements will be in place for a combustion when Mia YimTegan Nox & Shotzi Blackheart take on Candice LeRaeDakota Kai & Raquel González in a Six-Woman Tag Team Match.

LeRae jumpstarted the hostilities, lamenting how she has been long underappreciated on the black-and-gold brand despite putting her peers before herself. Now that she’s no longer “eating second,” the aptly dubbed Poison Pixie has made a slew of new enemies.

Yim has felt the brunt of LeRae’s newfound wrath. Though they sought to settle their issue on NXT, their one-on-one bout ended in a double count-out and set the stage for this match when the four other competitors arrived for an all-out melee.

Blackheart has made a splash in a hurry since her recent arrival on NXT, but she lost a match against González last month thanks in part to LeRae, whose presence at ringside allowed Kai to help her enforcer get the upper hand.

Kai, like LeRae, knows a thing or two about drastic changes in demeanor. Her bad blood with Nox dates back to NXT TakeOver: War Games when she left her team out to dry and savagely assaulted her former best friend. As we’ve seen repeatedly in the months since, no love has been lost between the two.

Who will come out on top and claim bragging rights and a better standing in the ultra-competitive NXT Women’s Title picture?

NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Io Shirai (Triple Threat Match)

Rhea Ripley wants another chance against Charlotte Flair, and Io Shirai wants the opportunity she believes she’s still owed.

Both will get their wish. As first reported by TV Guide, Charlotte will defend the NXT Women’s Championship against Ripley and Shirai in a Triple Threat Match at NXT TakeOver: In Your House.

Ripley and Flair tore down the house at WrestleMania in the first-ever match with an NXT title on the line at the Grandest Stage of Them All. But The Queen parlayed her experience advantage into victory to become NXT Women’s Champion for the first time in five years.

Meanwhile, Shirai deservingly earned the right to challenge Flair by overcoming five other women in a Ladder Match. The Evil Genius of the Sky may have given Charlotte more than she bargained for, as The Queen got herself disqualified during their title tilt, brutalizing Shirai with a Kendo stick until Ripley intervened.

The Joshi Judas wasn’t all that thankful for Ripley getting involved, however, and both saw the other as standing between them and the championship. The Queen took advantage of the turmoil, laying them out during their one-on-one bout.

Charlotte stood tall over both foes on that occasion, but in a match where she doesn’t have to be pinned or submitted to lose the title, can she preserve her reign over NXT?

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