The tension between Lola Vice and Shayna Baszler has been building, and it all comes to a head at NXT Battleground.

In recent weeks, Vice and Baszler formed an alliance, with Baszler helping Vice train for her NXT Underground match against Natalya. This partnership led to Vice scoring a win against Natalya at NXT Spring Breakin’, with some crucial assistance from Baszler. The duo continued their teamwork in their feud with Natalya and Karmen Petrovic.

However, on the May 21 episode of WWE NXT, the alliance came to an abrupt end. Baszler and Vice faced Natalya and Petrovic in the main event, where Natalya and Petrovic secured the win with a Hart Attack. After the match, Vice turned on Baszler, only to be caught in Baszler’s Kirifuda Clutch as she tried to walk away. The brawl that ensued was intense, prompting NXT General Manager Ava to step in and announce a match between the two at NXT Battleground. Baszler declared that the match would be an NXT Underground match, adding an extra layer of intensity to their showdown.

Shayna Baszler, a former UFC fighter, brings a wealth of MMA experience to the ring. Before joining WWE, Lola Vice (formerly Valerie Loureda) fought for Bellator MMA, making this match a highly anticipated clash of former MMA fighters.


WWE NXT Battleground 2024 Lineup:

  • Ladder Match for the Inaugural NXT Women’s North American Championship: Sol Ruca vs. Lash Legend vs. Jaida Parker vs. Fallon Henley vs. 2 TBD
  • Triple Threat Match for the NXT North American Championship: Oba Femi (c) vs. Joe Coffey vs. Wes Lee
  • NXT Underground Match: Shayna Baszler vs. Lola Vice

NXT Battleground is scheduled to take place on June 9, 2024, in Enterprise, Nevada, at the UFC Apex. This venue marks another step in WWE and UFC’s ongoing collaborative efforts, following their merger under Endeavor’s TKO Group Holdings umbrella.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming NXT Battleground match between Shayna Baszler and Lola Vice? Who do you think will emerge victorious in the NXT Underground match? Share your predictions in the comments below!

Steve Carrier

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