Tonight on NXT the match card for their big August event, NXT TakeOver: Back to Brooklyn, became a bit clearer.
The Women’s title match that had been hinted at for awhile between champion Asuka and challenger Bayley was made official while announcing a contract signing between the two for next week. This was after a match tonight that showed Asuka working more heel-ish than she has before in NXT, holding the Asuka lock on a defeated Aliyah long after the match was over, forcing Bayley who was watching ringside to run in and break it up.
This anticipated rematch from TakeOver: Dallas where Bayley lost the title to Asuka could be the hugger’s last big feud in NXT.
Also announced for TakeOver is the debut of Ember Moon, the subject of last week’s “moon at night” teaser video. Ember Moon is the former Athena, who fans have been waiting to debut ever since she signed. She’s a natural babyface with a killer finisher dubbed the “O Face.” Of course, that will need to be a name changed for WWE programming (New Moon? Blood Moon? It’s gotta be something Moon related, right?) While it’s not announced as anything but a debut, chances are it will be in a match against enhancement talent to showcase her talent.
The Women’s title match and Ember Moon’s debut join the NXT title match between Samoa Joe and Shinsuke Nakamura as the only announcements for TakeOver: Back to Brooklyn thus far.
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