History has been made! There are a lot of titles under the WWE umbrella, with some fans likely thinking there are too many. That isn’t as much the case down in NXT though, where there are only two male singles titles, the Women’s Title, the Cruiserweight Title and the Tag Team Titles. They make their titles seem more important, and one of them changed hands this weekend.
There is a strong case to be made for the idea that the Women’s Revolution, at least in the WWE, began down in NXT. The NXT Women’s Title has been going strong for six years plus now and shows no signs of slowing down. That has made a big difference in the wrestling world and winning it is quite the honor. Such an honor was bestowed on someone else at their latest big show.
This Sunday at Takeover: In Your House, Io Shirai won a triple threat match to become the new NXT Women’s Champion. Shirai pinned Rhea Ripley with a moonsault for the pin, breaking up the Figure Eight from Charlotte at the same time. This is Shirai’s first title reign with the title change coming in the main event of the show. There is no word on if this means she will be allowed to appear on Monday Night Raw and NXT as Charlotte did, or what it makes Charlotte’s NXT status.
It was a big moment. Check out the title match:
Opinion: I was surprised by the title change as I would have bet on Charlotte hanging onto the title a lot longer than she did. That being said, Shirai has been one of the better stars in the promotion for a long time now and the title win was great to see. I’m not sure how long she holds it, but she certainly has a wide range of challengers to pick from. That’s the good thing about having Shayna Baszler and Charlotte hold the title for so long: it leaves a door wide open for the other side of the spectrum, and now we have reached that point.
Do you like the title change? How long will Shirai hold the title? Let us know in the comments below.
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