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Reason Behind NXT Wrestlers Being Unhappy At Battleground 2024

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Below are some top WWE news stories of the day, involving NXT and Shayna Baszler.

• On Sunday night, WWE ventured into new territory with the debut of NXT Battleground 2024 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV. This event marked a significant milestone for the promotion, featuring high-stakes matches and the crowning of a new champion.

Headlining the event was NXT Champion Trick Williams, who faced off against Ethan Page in Page’s highly anticipated in-ring debut for WWE. This match was a highlight of the evening, drawing significant attention from fans and marking a new chapter in both wrestlers’ careers.

In the co-main event, NXT Women’s Champion Roxanne Perez took on TNA Knockouts World Champion Jordynne Grace, with the NXT Women’s Title on the line. This bout was particularly historic, as it brought together champions from two major wrestling promotions in a highly competitive match.

The event kicked off with an exhilarating ladder match, where Kelani Jordan emerged victorious, becoming the first-ever NXT Women’s North American Champion. This achievement set the tone for an evening filled with thrilling performances and landmark victories.

Unlike the larger arenas typically used for WWE Premium Live Events (PLEs), the UFC Apex provided a more intimate setting, accommodating just over 600 spectators. While this created a unique atmosphere, it also posed some logistical challenges.

According to WrestleVotes, some NXT Superstars expressed dissatisfaction with the floor spacing around the ring:

“While thankfully nothing came of it, I’m told a handful of Superstars were unhappy with the floor spacing around the ring last night at the UFC Apex for Battleground. It was noticeably tighter than at standard WWE/NXT events.”

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• After the NXT Battleground 2024 PLE, a fan claimed on X that female WWE stars with tattoos don’t win championships. The tweet read: “Lesson learned: none are champions because they destroyed their bodies with ugly tattoos.”

This statement was quickly debunked by WWE Superstar Shayna Baszler, who pointed out that Rhea Ripley, a heavily tattooed wrestler, had a long and dominant reign as Women’s World Champion.

Baszler tweeted:

“‘None are champions…’ except we’ve all been champions. Strange (STUPID) thing to say in a division ruled for over a year by Rhea Ripley. Kindly, eat a bag of d*cks.”

Baszler lost to Lola Vice in an NXT Underground Match at Battleground.

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