NXT Great American Bash will feature an exciting Women’s No. 1 Contender’s match.
On Wednesday, July 1, NXT Great American Bash will run on Wednesday night’s at the same time as AEW’s television special Fyter Fest. The Black and Gold brand’s show features a stacked card, and the Fatal Four-Way Women’s No. 1 Contender’s match is one of the most intriguing matches
The bout will actually be an elimination match, making it all the more interesting. Mia Yim and Tegan Nox are the babyfaces in the bout, while their respective rivals, Dakota Kai and Candice LeRae, are also involved.
Let’s take a look at how the order of eliminations could play out on Wednesday night.
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Tegan Nox is the first to go
Tegan Nox vs. Dakota Kai has been one of WWE‘s most heated rivalries over the past several months, and it all started when Kai tried to seize her moment at WarGames by attacking Nox. As much as I’d love to see Nox win this one, her story with Kai is far from over, and it’s more likely that they continue to build to a huge win for Nox by having Kai pin her here.
Nox has beaten Raquel Gonzalez, who is helping Kai out as her tag team partner, but she lost to Kai inside a steel cage on an episode of NXT. She’s still waiting for her big moment, but it’s not coming at NXT Great American Bash.
But Kai will follow soon after
Don’t expect Dakota Kai to spend much time in the match either. The Leader of Team Kick doesn’t seem like a good fit to face Io Shirai in an NXT Title match, since the heel vs. heel matchup isn’t something they’ll go for in this case. NXT has eschewed alignments and gone for more nuanced storytelling, but it won’t work here, especially since Kai is being positioned as a killer.
Kai could get eliminated by Mia Yim, who is a great candidate to be a star in the match, since she has her own redemption story after suffering a brutal loss to then-champion Shayna Baszler at last year’s NXT TakeOver: Toronto.
Bye bye, Candice LeRae
Candice LeRae is still in the early stages of her heel run, but it’s OK for her to suffer a loss in an elimination match, especially since she’ll be the last person eliminated in the bout. LeRae and Johnny Gargano recently won a mixed tag match against Keith Lee and Mia Yim, and the latter is LeRae’s current rival.
Yim vs. LeRae has a chance to be a major feud, and neither woman has scored a decisive win yet. LeRae and Yim fought to a double count-out draw on NXT TV, and then LeRae and Gargano won that tag match when Gargano essentially took advantage of LeRae taking a HUGE bump.
While LeRae could get the win, Yim vs. Shirai sounds like the more likely match, particularly when you consider the awkward heel vs. heel dynamic between LeRae and Shirai. Yim and Shirai could put on a classic at whatever the next TakeOver Special is, and Yim could use a marquee television victory at NXT Great American Bash. Beating three other women in a No. 1 Contender’s match would be a big deal for the rising star.