Number one contender's battle royal set for next week's WWE NXT

A number one contender’s battle royal will determine the next challenger for Io Shirai’s NXT Women’s Championship.

WWE announced tonight that a number one contender’s battle royal will take place on next Wednesday’s episode of NXT. The winner will challenge for Shirai’s title at NXT TakeOver on Sunday, October 4.

Rhea Ripley, Candice LeRae, Tegan Nox, Dakota Kai, Raquel Gonzalez, Shotzi Blackheart, Aliyah, Kayden Carter, Indi Hartwell, Xia Li, and Kacy Catanzaro were featured on the match graphic for the battle royal.

Shirai defeated Blackheart in a non-title match on NXT tonight. Carter & Catanzaro defeated Li & Jessi Kamea in a tag team match on the show. LeRae and Nox have been feuding with each other, and promos by both aired on NXT tonight.

In the main event of last week’s NXT, Ripley defeated Mercedes Martinez in a steel cage match.

Shirai has been NXT Women’s Champion since defeating Charlotte Flair and Ripley in a triple threat match for the title at TakeOver: In Your House this June. At TakeOver XXX last month, Shirai retained her title against Kai.