WWE NXT: Women’s Division Post-Four Horsewomen Beginning to Take Shape


With an undefeated champion in Asuka most likely to get called up possibly within the next 6-8 months, who will step up and keep the momentum of NXT’s women’s division rolling?

On last week’s edition of NXT, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce announced that NXT’s women’s division was theirs to run, echoing similar sentiments from their predecessors Emma and Dana Brooke, both of whom are now on the main roster.

The NXT women’s roster is wide-open with spots ripe for the taking now that Bayley, the last of the venerable Four Horsewomen, is on Raw. In addition, the surprising call-ups of Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax, and Carmella, who could’ve just as easily become the next generation of the NXT women’s division following the Four Horsewomen, means that even more opportunities have presented themselves.

Liv Morgan has started to receive a fair amount of TV time on NXT; at the moment she is being presented as somewhat of a tweener, going after the reigning, defending NXT Women’s Champion Asuka in a manner unlike the perennial babyface Bayley had done. Liv has since been targeted by the defacto villainesses Billie Kay and Peyton Royce, meaning that Liv could potentially become the next babyface of NXT, depending on how the feud turns out.

Ember Moon, following her match at TakeOver: Brooklyn with Billie Kay has been featured sporadically on NXT. It’s unclear as to where her direction will take her in the overall picture, but her backstage promo with Bayley seemed to hint that she could possibly be a future opponent for Asuka, perhaps at the next TakeOver event, although that would be much too soon.

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Nikki Cross has resurfaced with the stable SAnitY, alongside Sawyer Fulton, Alexander Wolfe, and its leader, Eric Young. Nikki’s unique presentation could make her one of the division’s top heels should they decide to add her to the title picture rather than just have her valet and compete exclusively on behalf of SAnitY.

Billie Kay and Peyton Royce are clear cut the most ready of all the current NXT women on the roster. They are both solid in the ring and have the superstar look and superstar persona that is required to take them to the next level. Currently, they are flanking each other similar to The B.F.F. and Team B.A.E., but it would not be surprising to see the two begin to show signs of a potential break-up a la Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho on the main roster.

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Asuka is perhaps the most dominant woman to compete in the WWE. She is currently undefeated, with apparently no one capable of stopping her. At TakeOver: Toronto, she’ll be facing the returning Mickie James. Aside from this apparent one-off, Asuka essentially has no competition around her, reminiscent of Beth Phoenix and AJ Lee’s respective runs as Women’s and Divas Champions. However, of all the women currently on the NXT roster, the most logical choice, the most ready, is Billie Kay. A title match between Billie Kay and Asuka would then most certainly be in the works down the road, possibly for the first TakeOver of 2017.

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There were concerns whether or not the NXT women’s division would be able to keep the ball rolling after the departures of the Four Horsewomen, as well as Asuka who will inevitably get called up as well, but with Liv Morgan, Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, and Ember Moon solidifying themselves as the next stars, NXT’s women’s division looks to be in good shape.