In an exhilarating announcement on Tuesday’s NXT show, fans were treated to an intriguing addition to the NXT No Mercy – the much-anticipated NXT Women’s Championship match. Taking place on September 30th in Bakersfield, California, the match to watch will see Tiffany Stratton go head-to-head against reigning champion Becky Lynch in an Extreme Rules match.
The build-up has been nothing short of electric, with a promo from Lynch fuelling the fire. She started the show with a rhyming rollick praising Stratton for her performance, name-dropping several NXT women, and declaring her
intention to stay in NXT.
Stratton’s retort wasn’t long in coming, interrupting Lynch’s promo to invoke her rematch clause. However, she gave crowd – and Lynch – a swerve by announcing the match wouldn’t take place that night but instead at the grander stage of NXT No Mercy.
The rivalry escalated later during a tag-team match, where Lynch and Lyra Valkyria bested Stratton and Kiana James. Following a post-match assault by Stratton on Valkyria and Lynch with a chair, Lynch upped the stakes. She declared their impending bout at NXT No Mercy to be an Extreme Rules match, significantly raising the anticipation levels for the upcoming event.
Also unfolding during the NXT show were the three group matches for NXT’s ongoing Global Heritage Invitational Tournament. The first match saw Butch claim a victory over Tyler Bate, crowning him the winner of Group A. In the second match, Duke Hudson triumphed over Joe Coffey, a win that led to a three-way tie, necessitating a tiebreaker match.
The tiebreaker resulted in Joe Coffey emerging victorious over Hudson and Nathan Frazer to become the Group B winner. This sets the stage for a heated finale with Butch and Coffey going toe-to-toe in the finals of the Global Invitational Heritage Tournament. The winner will face Noam Dar for the NXT Heritage Cup Championship at NXT No Mercy.
The complete card for NXT No Mercy boasts grand showdowns like Ilja Dragunov vs. Carmelo Hayes for NXT Championship, Mustafa Ali vs. Dominik Mysterio for NXT North American Championship, and Bron Breakker facing off against Baron Corbin.
The huge showdowns and intense rivalries are setting the NXT No Mercy to be an unmissable event for pro wrestling fans. As the wrestling world gears up for these thrilling bouts, only time will tell who will emerge victorious.