Though she’s handled every challenge she’s faced with complete confidence, Charlotte’s biggest test lies ahead at NXT TakeOver on Feb. 11, and it’s one where the odds are stacked against her. The NXT Women’s Champion will defend her title against Bayley, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch in a Fatal 4-Way.
Charlotte has held the title since last May’s TakeOver, when she defeated Natalya in the finals of an eight-Diva tournament to win the vacant championship. Since then, Charlotte has turned back all challengers, including Bayley and Banks on several occasions. Now, she’ll have to face them both, plus Becky Lynch, in a match where she doesn’t have to be pinned to lose her title.
Banks, Charlotte’s former BFF, has had her sights set on the NXT Women’s Championship for months now, though she hasn’t been able to take it for herself. The Boss came up short at TakeOver: R Evolution in early December, as well as the Christmas night edition of NXT. However, after pinning Charlotte in tag team action, Banks earned another championship opportunity – one that came to a premature conclusion when her new pal in Team B.A.E., Becky Lynch, interfered.
Bayley had been out of action with a knee injury, aggravated at the hands of Sasha and Becky, but returned to action on Jan. 21 to thwart her rivals’ double team attack on Charlotte. After running Team B.A.E. off, the happy-go-lucky Bayley picked up the NXT Women’s Championship and took a long, hard look at it, which didn’t sit well with the champion. Showing a newfound confidence, Bayley drove her friend into the canvas with a Belly-to-Bayley Suplex. The chaos led NXT General Manager William Regal to make the Fatal 4-Way on the spot.
Can Charlotte escape with her NXT Women’s Title, or will we see the crowning of a new champion? Find out at NXT TakeOver, live on WWE Network Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT!