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Baszler vs. Kai set for NXT, more WarGames participants confirmed


The lineup for the first-ever women's WarGames match is almost officially set.

WWE has confirmed that Tegan Nox and Candice LeRae will be on Rhea Ripley's team for TakeOver: WarGames, while Bianca Belair and Io Shirai will be on Shayna Baszler's team. It will be a four-on-four match, with the last member of each team yet to be revealed.

Ripley and Baszler appeared on WWE's The Bump this morning and announced their first two team members. Ripley was asked about Dakota Kai potentially being the final member of her team. Ripley said she's thought about Kai, but she needs the best fighters she can find. Baszler wanted Ripley to choose Kai and said she would be a wasted pick.

Kai tweeted that she'll prove to Ripley that she should be on her team, which set up WWE announcing NXT Women's Champion Baszler vs. Kai in a non-title match for tonight's episode of NXT.

To explain why Baszler hasn't picked Marina Shafir or Jessamyn Duke for her team yet, Baszler said she knows you need friends on the outside in a WarGames match.

The Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois is hosting this year's TakeOver: WarGames on Saturday, November 23. That's the night before Survivor Series.

At Survivor Series, Baszler will face Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch and SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley in a non-title triple threat match.