This week’s WWE NXT episode saw former NXT UK Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley make her official main brand TV debut with a strong performance against NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler.
Ripley won the non-title match by DQ after fighting off Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke.
NXT General Manager William Regal had announced that Ripley could earn a spot in the September 18 Fatal 5 Way to crown a new #1 contender with Candice LeRae, Mia Yim, Io Shirai and Bianca Belair, but she had to defeat Baszler to earn the spot.
Ripley had Full Sail Live fans chanting her name and it was played up like she could become a contender in the main NXT women’s division.
Below is video from the match: