Does this count as another Draft? It is November and as has been the case for the last two years, that means it is time for WarGames down in NXT. The match was finally brought to WWE after laying dormant for about twenty years and now it has become an annual tradition. This year even offered a new twist on things with the women’s division getting their first ever crack at the match due to another huge brawl between two groups of women. That being said, there were quite a few women involved and it wasn’t clear who would be in the match. That changed Wednesday morning.
This week on the Bump, WWE announced most of the lineups for the first ever all women’s WarGames match, which will take place at Takeover: WarGames III on November 23. During last week’s NXT, a total of nine women were involved in a huge brawl that caused General Manager William Regal to come out and announce the match as the solution to the whole situation. It was not clear who would be on the teams and who would be left out and at the moment, we only know some of the names announced.
During Wednesday’s episode of the Bump, it was announced that Captain Rhea Ripley had chosen Tegan Nox and Candice LeRae for her team with a fourth member to be announced later. On the same show, Captain Shayna Baszler announced Bianca Belair and Io Shirai for her team while also leaving her fourth spot open. This leaves Marina Shafir, Jessamyn Duke and Dakota Kai as the three women from last week’s brawl who were not chosen for the teams. There is no word on when the fourth member of each team will be announced.
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It was a big moment. Check out how the match was set up last week:
Opinion: Yeah this is almost guaranteed to be awesome just due to the fact that it is WarGames. It is one of the few matches that women have never been involved with before so it is something that should be a big deal just by definition. I’m curious to see who the fourth names will be, as you can imagine one of the other Horsewomen, but what about on Team Ripley? Toni Storm would be a nice surprise, but putting that much talent on Team Ripley would make the match pretty one sided.
Who do you see as the fourth member of each team? How will the match go? Let us know in the comments below.
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