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NXT delivers a tantalizing sample of Io Shirai vs. Sasha Banks & Bayley

Sasha Banks & Bayley made their return to NXT tonight (June 17).

Their WWE Women’s Tag title defense against Shotzi Blackheart & Tegan Nox was as solid as expected. It featured a few callbacks to Hugger-turned-Role Model’s glory days on the brand...

Overall, it was another great showcase for the green-haired Blackheart. Lady Kane looked pretty good, too.

But especially since WWE already booked another title defense for Sasha & Bayley for next Monday against IIconics, the outcome was never in doubt.

What was in doubt is if this would be the second straight show without new NXT Women’s champion Io Shirai. Never fear, when the heels were gloating in their dirty win (Bayley sought to get Banks out of Shotzi’s cattle mutilation submission with a chair, and when Tegan stopped her, used the distracted referee to get her friend free to transition into a Banks Statement) - The Genius of the Sky showed up to represent for the black-and-gold.

It wasn’t much, but it was a perfect sampler. In case you didn’t know you wanted to watch three of the best wrestlers in the world mix it up with each other, now you do.

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