NXT UK crowns its first women’s champion

The latest set of NXT UK tapings took place this weekend at the Insomnia Gaming Festival in Birmingham, England. The tapings centered around an eight-woman tournament to crown the first NXT UK women’s champion.

The latest set of NXT UK tapings took place this weekend at the Insomnia Gaming Festival in Birmingham, England. The tapings centered around an eight-woman tournament to crown the first NXT UK women’s champion.

Rhea Ripley became the NXT UK women’s champion by defeating Toni Storm in the finals.

The ceremony to crown Ripley with the title included Paul Levesque and Johnny Saint presenting her with the championship.


Below are the results from the tournament:
*Rhea Ripley over Xia Brookside in the opening round
*Toni Storm over Isla Dawn in the opening round
*Jinny over Millie McKenzie in the opening round
*Dakota Kai over Nina Samuels in the opening round
*Rhea Ripley over Dakota Kai in the semi-finals
*Toni Storm over Jinny in the semi-finals
*Rhea Ripley over Toni Storm in the final

Ripley is 21-years old and began wrestling in 2013 in her native Australia. She signed with the WWE last year and participated in last year’s Mae Young Classic, losing in the second round to Dakota Kai. She will also be competing in this year’s tournament, which was taped earlier this month and will premiere on Wednesday, September 5th on the WWE Network.

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