Asuka and Nikki Cross take the women's division to a whole new level with Last Woman Standing match

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Monday night, RAW concluded with a solid six-woman gauntlet match to determine the number one contender for the RAW Women's Championship, Tuesday night saw Carmella secure her position as the first ever Ms. Money in the Bank on SmackDown Live, and on Wednesday NXT Women's Champion Asuka and Nikki Cross shined in the first Last Women Standing match in NXT history.

Wednesday night's matchup came two weeks after Asuka and Cross battled all around the Full Sail Arena to a no contest as part of a triple-threat elimination match for the NXT Women's Championship.

Before the chairs saw any action, both ladies traded Irish whips on each other into the steel steps and Asuka utilized a garbage can enticing the "ECW" chants from the crowd.

Not only does Asuka hold the longest current championship reign in all of the WWE, but stars including Cross, Ruby Riot and Ember Moon are firing on all cylinders and consistently producing high energy, compelling stories.

Hideo Itami's fury magnifies Since his loss to NXT Champion Bobby Roode at TakeOver: Chicago, Itami has developed an increased frustration level, which in turn has shifted his character to the dark side.

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