Jordan takes center stage as North American champion at NXT BattleGround

The road to WrestleMania in Las Vegas began with the WWE's first event inside of the UFC Apex featuring the NXT division.

LAS VEGAS — The last episode of NXT which aired this past Tuesday was the highest rated NXT episode since early January.

Headlines from outlets like Awful Announcing mentioned one unique quality: The show was “women-led.” 

Sunday night in Las Vegas inside UFC’s Apex Arena that momentum carried into NXT’s Premium Live Event BattleGround. The event started off with a ladder match for a brand new belt for NXT with the North American Women’s Title.

For years fans have wanted a “Secondary” title in the same vein as a intercontinental title for women and rosters on both the NXT and main roster are more than well equipped for the added gold. The title is now Kelani Jordan who is best described as the All-American cheerleader prom queen whose idol is Rob Van Dam.

The 25-year-old along with the rest of the women in this match will leave the wrestling industry in better shape than when they got there because there are future stars all throughout this matchup. 

Time will tell if WWE and UFC’s Apex Arena will partner up again but rumors are circling for not only more NXT events happening at UFC’s HQ as we head towards WrestleMania 41 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. 

  • NXT Championship: Trick Williams (c) def. Ethan Page
  • NXT Women’s Championship: Roxanne Perez (c) def. Jordynne Grace
  • NXT North American Championship: Oba Femi (c) def. Wes Lee and Joe Coffey
  • NXT Underground: Lola Vice def. Shayna Baszler
  • NXT Tag Team Championship: Nathan Frazer & Axiom (c) def. The Good Brothers