Dakota Kai vs. Io Shirai for NXT Women’s Title made official for TakeOver: XXX

After calling out Io Shirai several months ago, Dakota Kai is now getting her shot at the NXT Women's Title at TakeOver: XXX.

To kick off tonight’s episode of NXT on the USA Network, Rhea Ripley clashed with Dakota Kai to determine who’s going to TakeOver: XXX on August 22nd to challenge Io Shirai for her NXT Women’s Championship. After a 15+ minute bout, Mercedes Martinez made her way up onto the ring apron while the referee was tending to Dakota Kai and she ambushed Ripley.

Kai followed up on the attack and secured her shot at the NXT Women’s Championship.

Mercedes Martinez is a part of the Robert Stone Brand with Aliyah. At one point, Robert Stone attempted to recruit Ripley but he was turned down and it led to Rhea defeating Stone and Aliyah in a Handicap match.

Here’s the updated lineup for TakeOver: XXX:

* Ladder Match — Vacant NXT North American Championship: Bronson Reed vs. Dexter Lumis vs. TBD vs. TBD vs. TBD
* NXT Women’s Championship: Io Shirai (c) vs. Dakota Kai

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