Rivals will collide in tag team action to open NXT tonight, as NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai joins forces with Tegan Nox against Dakota Kai & Candice LeRae, as announced by NXT General Manager William Regal.
The Genius of the Sky finds herself in an interesting position, counting on her most recent opponent for backup. Nox pushed the champion to her limit in their title tilt two weeks ago, but Shirai prevailed before eating a surprise boot to the face from Kai.
While Shirai and Nox won each other’s respect after their grueling war, they have no experience working together. Meanwhile, Kai and LeRae have the advantage of teaming together last month at NXT TakeOver: In Your House.
But while The Captain of Team Kick hasn’t been shy about her desire to win the NXT Women’s Title, LeRae covets Shirai’s gold as well. Can they focus their efforts together, or will their championship aspirations disrupt their alliance? Will Shirai gain retribution for Nox’s ambush? Find out tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network!