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WWE News: Who does Johnny Gargano think will be the next NXT Women's champion?

Peyton Royce or Kairi Sane?

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News 16 Oct 2017, 10:27 IST
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Does Johnny Gargano think Peyton Royce will win at NXT TakeOver: WarGames?
Does Johnny Gargano think Peyton Royce will win at NXT TakeOver: WarGames?

What's the story?

The NXT Women's Championship is currently vacant and, so far, Mae Young Classic winner Kairi Sane and Peyton Royce are two of the four NXT competitors announced to battle for it at NXT TakeOver: WarGames.

But who does 'Johnny Wrestling' think will win it? He was asked the same question by Royce in the video linked right here.

In case you didn't know...

Long reigning NXT champion Asuka relinquished the title, after holding it for well over 500 days, opening it up to the rest of the female wrestlers in the yellow brand.

Kairi Sane was announced as the first competitor after winning the Mae Young Classic and Peyton Royce triumphed in the first of a series of triple threat matches against Nikki Cross and Liv Morgan.

The heart of the matter

Okay, so we don't know who the last two competitors in the fatal fourway match for the title are but that doesn't mean it's too early to start guessing who will be the next champion.

Johnny Gargano was asked to predict a winner by Peyton Royce, and when he compared Kairi's crazy elbow with Royce's fisherman suplex, it seemed pretty clear that he thought that the former had the upper hand.

What's next?

We have two more spots to fill in the match, one of which will be filled by one of Ember Moon, Ruby Riot or Sonya Deville. The very last spot will decided in a battle royal with NXT and Mae Young Classic competitors.

Author's take

I'm sorry Peyton, I like you, I think you're great, but I'm going to have to agree with Johnny Wrestling here. Kairi Sane is the hot favourite to win the title and I'm not willing to bet against her.


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