New NXT Women’s Champion crowned after tournament finals at Battleground

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A new NXT Women’s Championship reign has begun after the finals of a tournament to fill the vacant title at NXT Battleground.

Tiffany Straton emerged victorious over Lyra Valkyria at Sunday evening’s show from the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts.

The tournament was arranged after injury and a main roster move forced Indi Hartwell to vacate the title on the May 2nd edition of NXT.

Tiffany Stratton defeated Gigi Dolin in the first round, and Roxanne Perez in the semi-finals. Lyra Valkyria reached the finals after defeating Kiana James in the first round, and then Cora Jade in the semis.

Stratton’s win marks the 24-year-old’s first championship reign. The former gymnast, real name Jessica Woynilko, first reported to the WWE Performance Center in August 2021.

A full report on NXT Battleground by John Siino will be published on the site shortly after the show concludes.

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