Rhea Ripley & Shayna Baszler Talk War Games Match, Will Captain Their Teams

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Rhea Ripley & Shayna Baszler Talk War Games Match, Will Captain Their TeamsRhea Ripley

NXT TakeOver: WarGames is less than a month away, and after the announcement during Wednesday’s NXT that the first-ever women’s War Games will occur, excitement is at an all-time high. Speaking to CBS Sports, Rhea Ripley and Shayna Baszler both touched on the upcoming pay-per-view, as well as the War Games match – which will see both superstars captain their respective teams – set to take place.

Check out some highlights below:

Shayna Baszler on how she focuses on being in such important matches:

But the thing I have to look at for the future is retaining and defending the NXT women’s championship, whatever that entails. Just the way NXT has been run and the importance placed on the women’s division, as long as I concentrate on the NXT women’s championship, that title has history behind it and historical importance. As long as I do my job in defending that, history will come my way. I don’t need to seek it out.

Rhea Ripley on how she feels about the upcoming War Games match, and how she hopes it ends:

I have a whole lot of mixed feelings, to be honest. I just can’t wait to get in there. To be able to make history time and time again, that’s all that I’ve ever wanted to do since being a little girl. I always knew that I was destined for something big in this world. I’ve already made history becoming the first-ever NXT UK women’s champion, and I’ve been in the first ever Mae Young Classic.

The sweetest possible way for the match to end, in my mind, is by going and defeating Shayna Baszler, you know? That’s the one thing I’ve not yet done. We had a match not too long ago and she decided to bring her little sidekicks into it and they brought a chair in. Too bad they couldn’t hit me with it because she isn’t fast enough, so I hit her with it. I got disqualified. I lost my anger a little bit. But any way of defeating Shayna is what I want to do.

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