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First match for TakeOver: Brooklyn set at NXT TV tapings


Coming out of TakeOver: Chicago, the first match is already set for NXT's next special event.

At TakeOver: Brooklyn on August 18, Shayna Baszler will be defending her NXT Women's Championship against Kairi Sane in a rematch from the finals of last year's Mae Young Classic. Sane won a triple threat number one contender's match during Thursday's NXT television tapings at Full Sail University to set up her challenging Baszler.

For the finish of the triple threat, Candice LeRae hit a lionsault on Nikki Cross and was going for the pin when Sane came off the top rope with her Insane Elbow. Sane pinned LeRae and then had a staredown with Baszler, who was doing commentary for the match.

Baszler cut a promo earlier in the tapings where she ran down the women's division, saying no one can take the title from her. Sane also defeated Vanessa Borne prior to the triple threat and set her sights on Baszler, promising to beat her like she did in the Mae Young Classic finals.

NXT will finish building to TakeOver: Brooklyn when they return to Full Sail on July 18 for more tapings.