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Women's title match set for NXT TakeOver: New York

Io Shirai, Bianca Belair, and Kairi Sane will all be challenging for the NXT Women's Championship at next month's TakeOver special.

Shayna Baszler defending her NXT Women's title against Shirai, Belair, and Sane in a fatal four-way match has been announced for TakeOver: New York. The event is taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 5, which is the Friday of WrestleMania week.

The match was announced after an angle on this week's episode of NXT TV. Baszler interrupted Shirai and Belair's number one contender's match and caused it to end in a no contest.

Baszler was on commentary for the match and then left the announce table to attack both Shirai and Belair. Sane tried to make the save, but the angle ended with Baszler having choked out all three with the Kirifuda Clutch. 

Baszler is a two-time NXT Women's Champion. Her current reign began when she defeated Sane for the title at Evolution in October 2018. At TakeOver: Phoenix this January, Baszler retained her title by defeating Belair.

NXT's final television tapings before TakeOver: New York took place on Wednesday night.