Shayna Baszler’s Dominance Continues as The NXT Women’s Champion Retains at Takeover: New York


Shayna Baszler has retained the NXT Women’s Championship. The champ fought against Bianca Belair, Io Shirai and Kairi Sane at Takeover: New York on April 5 in a match that saw all four women give maximum effort.

Baszler’s dominance as champion has once again been tested and once again, she has emerged as the winner. While many WWE fans were likely hoping this would not be the case, the fact is that the right opponent just hasn’t come along yet.

The truth is that Baszler will eventually join WWE’s main roster, if only to stand side-by-side with her Four Horsewomen partner Ronda Rousey. The two, along with Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir, are believed to be headed for a showdown with WWE’s own Horsewomen at some point, though it’s unknown when that will happen.

Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks and Bayley are indeed the four top female Superstars currently in WWE and it’s likely only a matter of time until they come face-to-face with their MMA counterparts.

But it’s clear that whether fans love her or hate her, Shayna Baszler’s home is definitely in NXT. Her reign as women’s champion on the black and gold brand is the most impressive that NXT has perhaps ever seen. She is obviously the company’s choice to carry wear the gold and that’s exactly what she will do now that her Takeover match is in the books.