The most out there aspect of NXT currently is Tian Sha, the creepy warrior who leads Xia Li & Boa.
We saw weeks of her instructing her servant to torture both Li and Boa until they were hardened and ready to serve. But we never got any information of the mysterious woman who sits on a throne and watches their matches (likely played by Karen Q but we’re not even sure about that).
Well this week, we got her origin story in cartoon form and boy, it... is... wild.
This video has all the deets, but basically she’s very old. The video says that it’s before dynasties and the first imperial dynasty was around 221 BC, so we’re talking thousands of years. Her brother became evil so she sold her soul to a dragon to defeat him. But in that, she had to become the evil herself.
Again, the details are in the video, including the four lessons she learned from the dragon, if you want to delve deeper into the mythology.
It’s wild stuff, but it fits with what they’ve been showing us up to this point. This story is very fantastical and that continues here. Personally, I still enjoy this wild ride, but it could be a bridge too far for others.
Let us know where you stand in the comments below.
You can find all the results from tonight’s episode at the live blog here.