Number One Contenders Battle Royal Set For WWE NXT Next Week

A major battle royal has been set for WWE NXT next week as a number one contender for the Rhea Ripley’s NXT Women’s Championship will be crowned.

Several women made it clear during WWE NXT last night that they want to challenge Ripley for her new title. Toni Storm, Kay Lee Ray, Bianca Belair, Io Shirai and Candice LeRae all threw their names into the hat.

To deal with the number of challengers, WWE has decided to have a battle royal next week that will determine who Ripley’s first challenger for the title.

WWE revealed the following statement:

NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley’s next challenger will be determined next Wednesday in a Battle Royal on USA Network.

Ripley got a taste of just how long the line may be for a chance at her title this week, when Toni Storm, NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray, Bianca Belair, Io Shirai and even her friend Candice LeRae staked their claim to a title opportunity.

The Battle Royal will include Bianca Belair, Candice LeRae, Chelsea Green, Dakota Kai, Vanessa Borne, Kayden Carter, Mia Yim, Santana Garrett, Io Shirai, Shotzi Blackheart and Xia Li.

Who will stand tall at the end and earn the right to challenge The Nightmare?