Survivor Series Preview: Becky Lynch vs. Bayley vs. Shayna Baszler

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The fight for brand supremacy continues at Survivor Series. Three of the current reigning and defending women’s champions will collide. Becky Lynch will represent RAW, Bayley will represent SmackDown Live, and Shayna Baszler will represent NXT. This will be the first time all three of the champions have clashed in a single contest.

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Shayna fired the first shot in the war after this RAW vs. SmackDown Live vs. NXT concept for Survivor Series was announced; she attacked Bayley and her friend Sasha Banks. This was immediately after Bayley had successfully defended her SmackDown Live Women’s Championship against Nikki Cross. Shayna then attacked Becky during RAW in the United Kingdom. Becky was in a match to challenge for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships and the NXT star helped the Kabuki Warriors to retain.

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Returning home from a double successful beat downs, Shayna found herself attacked on her own NXT turf. Bayley showed up and took a chair to the Queen of Spades. As time clicked down to the wire toward Survivor Series, Becky made a return to NXT. She took on former NXT UK Women’s Champion, Rhea Ripley. This match was thrown out though, when the trio of Baszler, Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir interfered. Lynch and Ripley formed a temporary uneasy alliance as they fought them off.

At the final stop before Survivor Series, all three brands were on hand in an attempt to gain any last-minute advantage. Bayley attacked the only two-time NXT Women’s Champion from behind. However, this would prove to not be Bayley’s best decision. Shayna fought back with venom and was the one left standing tall.

The history between Bayley and Becky Lynch is long, going back to their days on NXT. Two of the original NXT Four Horsewomen, they’ve been both friends and foes and back again. Bayley’s newfound attitude is the wildcard in the mix. Of course, the dominant Shayna Baszler is also a force to be reckoned with. She’s the only two-time NXT Women’s Champion, with a combined reign of 523 days and counting. Baszler only recently surpassed Asuka’s reign for the record in NXT history.

Of course, who could forget The Man, Becky Lynch? Ever since giving herself the moniker in the wake of last year’s Survivor Series, she’s brought the WWE Universe to its knees. Defeating Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair in the main event of WrestleMania, being the first double champion as Becky 2 Belts and becoming a bonafide megastar. Together, these three will combine their powers and engage in a clash of the titans.

Shayna has had the women’s division of NXT under her thumb for well over a year. It is also safe to assume that Duke and Shafir will also be on stand-by for Baszler. Becky has held the reigns on RAW since winning the RAW Women’s Championship at WrestleMania. With a new haircut, a new attitude and Sasha Banks in her corner, Bayley has been a rising star once again. At Survivor Series with bragging rights on the line, only one woman can be the best of all.

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