As we have been reporting, Paige was stripped of the NXT Women's Championship after making her Raw debut after WrestleMania XXX and winning the WWE Divas Championship from AJ Lee. NXT general manager John Layfield then announced a tournament to crown the new champion. The following first round matches have been announced:
The current plan is to feature two matches this week, two more matches on next week's episode, the semi-final matches in two weeks time, and then crown a new NXT Women's Champion on the two-hour NXT Takeover special later this month.
On tonight's episode of NXT, Sasha Banks defeated Bailey and Natalya moved past Layla to advance to the second round. The following videos feature clips from those matches:
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