Mia Yim is no longer competing in the women's WarGames match tonight.
It was announced on the pre-show show for NXT TakeOver WarGames, that Mia Yim was is the victim of an attack earlier in the evening and is no longer medically cleared to compete. It was announced later in the show that Dakota Kai will be taking her place.
Yim had initially been chosen over Dakota Kai when Rhea Ripley felt that she wasn't tough enough to compete in tonight's match
We feel you, @RheaRipley_WWE.— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) November 23, 2019
Due to an attack earlier in the night, @MiaYim is unable to compete in tonight's #WarGames match. #NXTTakeOver pic.twitter.com/fnGn827zk0
This news means that both the men's and women's WarGames matches will have replacement entrants.
Over on the men's side, Matt Riddle was taken out of the match to be able to face Finn Balor one-on-one, a spot that was originally designated for Johnny Gargano but he is also out due to injury.
UPDATE: After replacing Mia Yim in the WarGames match, Dakota Kai shocked her team when she turned on her best friend, Tegan Nox when it was time for Dakota to enter the match.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING, @DakotaKai_WWE?!?!?!?!? #NXTTakeOver #WarGames pic.twitter.com/6hdsyerzyL— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) November 24, 2019
.@DakotaKai_WWE has snapped and @QoSBaszler is loving every second of it!— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) November 24, 2019
Dakota went on a ballistic rampage and attacked the bad knee of her seemingly now-former friend, and when general manager William regal tried to pull her off, she would just push him away. Dakota would never enter the match, nor would Tegan. Leaving it at 4 on 2, with the advantage going to Shayna Baszler's team.
This would not matter as in spite of the disadvantaged, Rhea Ripley would find a way to handcuff herself to the reigning NXT Women's Champion and deliver a Riptide through two chairs, successfully winning the match for her team and pinning the champion in the process.
This is @RheaRipley_WWE's brutality!— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) November 24, 2019
Against all odds. Next stop, #SurvivorSeries. @CandiceLeRae @RheaRipley_WWE #NXTTakeOver #WarGames #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/aOGvmFr88K— WWE (@WWE) November 24, 2019
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