Put it on the marquee. The state of NXT has been one of the biggest topics in wrestling in the last several months, as the amount of changes and moves made to the roster has been overwhelming. There have been all kinds of adjustments made, but there are still a few things that have stayed the same. This includes Takeover, and now we have another match added to the card.

WWE has announced that Raquel Gonzalez will defend the NXT Women’s Title against Dakota Kai at Takeover 36 on August 22. This comes after Kai turned on Gonzalez, her former partner, last month on NXT. Kai brought Gonzalez into NXT and the two were the inaugural NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions. Gonzalez won the Women’s Title at Takeover Stand & Deliver in April.

There is a history here. Check out how we got to the title match:

Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez explain their alliance: WWE NXT, May 13, 2020

Kai & Gonzalez vs. Blackheart & Moon – NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship: WWE NXT, March 10, 2021

Dakota Kai shatters friendship with Raquel Gonzalez: WWE NXT, July 27, 2021

Dakota Kai explains her attack on Raquel Gonzalez: WWE NXT, August 3, 2021

Opinion: This is hardly a surprise and the announcement was much more a matter of time. It should be a match that lives up to the hype, though I’m curious to see how well Kai can hang with a monster lie Gonzalez. The match should work out well as Takeover matches tend to do, though they might have their work cut out for them with this one. Either way, it should be a good match at worst, which is more than some people can say.

What do you expect from the match? Who leaves with the title? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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