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Rhea Ripley joins Team Shotzi for NXT TakeOver: WarGames

Rhea Ripley is the third member of Team Shotzi for NXT TakeOver: WarGames.

WWE posted a video today confirming that Ripley is joining Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon on Team Shotzi for this year's women's WarGames match. There's still one more member of Team Shotzi to be announced.

It will be Team Shotzi vs. Team Candice (Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai, Raquel Gonzalez & Toni Storm) in WarGames at NXT TakeOver: WarGames on Sunday (December 6).

After losing to NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai the previous week, there was a segment on last Wednesday's NXT where Ripley addressed the audience. Ripley said people have speculated about what's next for her, but she's in NXT to stay and is focused on the NXT Women's Championship. Team Candice then interrupted Ripley and revealed that they had laid out Shirai. Ripley tried to fight off Team Candice, but the numbers advantage was eventually too much and they beat Ripley down.

It appears that Shirai will be the final member of Team Shotzi for WarGames.

Blackheart is facing Gonzalez on this Wednesday's NXT to determine which team will get the entrance order advantage in WarGames.

Here's the updated card for NXT TakeOver: WarGames:

  • WarGames match: Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish) vs. Team McAfee (Pat McAfee, Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch)
  • WarGames match: Team Shotzi (Shotzi Blackheart, Ember Moon, Rhea Ripley, and one partner to be announced) vs. Team Candice (Candice LeRae; Dakota Kai, Raquel Gonzalez & Toni Storm)
  • NXT North American Champion Leon Ruff defends his title against Johnny Gargano and Damian Priest in a triple threat match
  • Strap match: Dexter Lumis vs. Cameron Grimes