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20-Woman Battle Royal To Take On Mandy Rose Makes This Week’s NXT 2.0 A Must-Watch

Summer is showing no signs of cooling down, and the July 19 edition of NXT 2.0 is shaping up to be one of the hottest episodes yet.

By Chris Phelan
Mandy Rose walking to the ring

Being a part of the WWE Universe means that sometimes the wait between new episodes of your favorite shows like RAW and NXT 2.0 can feel like an eternity — especially when big matches have been announced beforehand!

Suffice it to say, this past week has been an exercise in patience — and barely keeping our excitement in check — ever since it was announced shortly after last week’s episode of NXT 2.0 that there’d be a 20-Woman Battle Royal taking place this week. The winner will be declared the No. 1 contender to Mandy Rose’s NXT Women’s Championship title.

Let’s just make one thing very clear right now: The battle royal alone ensures this week’s episode of NXT 2.0 is going to be remembered as a classic — and a possible all-timer.

After all, the NXT women have been known to absolutely deliver in these types of matches in the past:

There’s just something about a battle royal that captivates the WWE Universe, whether it’s the exciting eliminations (or heart-stopping near-eliminations!), the sheer amount of talent inside the ring, or the drama that becomes heightened each time the field gets narrowed down by one more Superstar.

A new contender to Mandy Rose’s title will be crowned by the end of this match, and with that coronation comes added pressure for Mandy Rose herself. 

With her reign already totaling well over 250 days, Mandy Rose will have to defend her NXT Women’s Championship once more, but this time, it will be against an NXT Superstar who has defeated 19 other women in the process. 

Without a doubt, the winner of the battle royal will be the toughest test for the NXT Women’s Champion, and we can’t wait to see who comes out of this massive match victorious.

But the battle royal isn’t the only thing we’re looking forward to watching on Tuesday night.

The masked high-flyer known as Axiom will make his NXT debut this Tuesday, and if that teaser trailer doesn’t whet your appetite, nothing will! A real-life superhero who seemingly has jumped off the pages of a comic book has arrived at NXT, and we can’t wait to see what he’s capable of inside the ring!

We’re also hoping to get more clues as to who was behind the vicious attack on Roxanne Perez during last week’s show. As we all know, Perez wound up fighting through her injuries and participated in the main event against Mandy Rose but came up short after Cora Jade added insult to injury by blasting her in the head with the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship. Nikita Lyons already has claimed she had nothing to do with the attack, but that leaves plenty of other possible suspects in the locker room. 

There’s just so many questions that have been left unanswered: Who attacked Roxanne Perez? What kind of fireworks will go off between Perez and Cora Jade? And what will happen to the NXT Women’s Tag-Team championships that those two currently hold together?

Last but certainly not least, the WWE Universe is clamoring to hear from the reigning NXT Champion himself: Bron Breakker.

Over the last few weeks, many NXT Superstars have staked their claim to be next in line to contend for Breakker’s championship. Will another man make his presence known this week as someone who is eyeing a title opportunity, muddying the top contender waters even further?

Or will Bron Breakker himself make it known who is next in line?

Tune in to USA Network for all of this and much, much more tonight on NXT 2.0!