WWE NXT Power Rankings: Week of Oct. 16, 2019

Tommaso Ciampa returns to NXT and confronts Adam Cole on the October 2, 2019 edition of WWE NXT. Photo: WWE.com
Tommaso Ciampa returns to NXT and confronts Adam Cole on the October 2, 2019 edition of WWE NXT. Photo: WWE.com /
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NXT women’s division

10. Aliyah

One half of the duo known as The Highers, Aliyah has suffered two defeats since NXT’s move to the USA Network. She never lacks confidence and she and Vanessa Borne are consistently being featured on the black and yellow brand. Expect a mean streak from The Highers to break them out of purgatory.

9. Tegan Nox

Making her NXT debut after a knee injury saw her exit the Mae Young Classic, Nox showed up to Full Sail to let her critics know her injury is now a thing of the past. She took down Taynara in spectacular fashion and let Shayna Baszler know she wants a title shot.

8. Xia Li

Xia Li was last seen defeating Aliyah weeks ago, showcasing an explosive striking arsenal. The self-proclaimed “Spicy Girl” could be setting herself up for major competition.

7. Dakota Kai

The captain of Team Kick made her return to Full Sail after months away due to injury. Kai had a successful victory over Taynara before dropping a contest to Bianca Belair. Her storyline with Shayna Baszler may come back around soon as well.

6. Mia Yim

The “HBIC” is on a small skid since doing battle with Shayna Baszler, dropping her most recent contest to Io Shirai. One could argue Yim is the only competitor to ever rattle Baszler, which is deserving of a spot in the top 10.

5. Candice LeRae

LeRae finally got a championship shot and took the fight to Baszler. She ultimately came up short but showed exactly why she’s been dubbed “Candice Wrestling.”

4. Io Shirai

The “Genius of the Sky” has been dominant since her transformation became complete. Showcasing the same high flying ability meshed with a mean streak, Shirai has shown she will back down from no one. She also has the best entrance in NXT.

3. Bianca Belair

The “EST of NXT” has been on a hot streak as of late. Belair came close to defeating Baszler and only has two career defeats. She wants back into the title picture and is deserving of it. Next week we’ll see Belair in the ring with Rhea Rhipley.

2. Rhea Rhipley

The inaugural NXT UK Women’s Champion made a splash by confronting Shayna Baszler at Full Sail. She would then push Baszler to her limits in a singles contest that had no victor. Rhipley has made it clear that Bazler is her focus and is a real threat to dethrone the champion.

1. Shayna Baszler

Shayna Two-Time is the standard for the women’s division in NXT. No one has been able to dethrone her thus far in her title reign. For this reason, she sits at No. 1 in the rankings.