With NXT Takeover: Stand and Deliver one week away, a model new faction made their presence felt. The Boa and Xia Li duo added a brand new member to create a faction referred to as Tian Sha. While all of us thought Tian Sha was the title of the spooky character Boa and Xia Li teased, it’s truly the title of the faction.
Tian Sha debuts on NXT
On NXT, Xia Li and Mei Ying, the spooky character who the duo has been teasing for some time, confronted Kayden Carter and Kacy Catanzaro. Instead of a real tag crew match, this match resembled a two-on-one handicap match, as Mei Ying didn’t even ascend from her throne.
Xia Li placed on a formidable show, however the numbers sport caught as much as her and the babyfaces gained management. However, Kayden Carter made the silly mistake of taunting Mei Ying, who knocked her out in probably the most eerie approach.
Ying grabbed Carter by the throat and blew some kind of smoke/mist in Kayden’s face, rendering her unconscious. With her associate mendacity on the ft of Mei Ying, Kacy fell prey to the hungry Xia Li, who flattened her with a knee strike and a spinning kick to the face.
This was a terrifying introduction to the WWE Universe for Mei Ying and the Tian Sha faction. Let’s see if this gold gimmick earns this group some championship gold as effectively.
Who are the members of Tian Sha?
Tian Sha contains three Chinese wrestlers who arrived on the WWE Performance Center at totally different time limits. Boa, the supervisor of Xia Li, is a wrestler who arrived in NXT in 2017. Former British wrestling legend Robbie Brookside educated Boa within the Performance Center.
He debuted within the NXT Breakout Star event the place he misplaced within the opening spherical to eventual winner Jordan Myles [ACH]. He’s solely competed in squash matches after that in opposition to Damian Priest, Killian Dain, and Cameron Grimes.
Xia Li joined the Performance Center and debuted within the Mae Young Classic. In the event, she defeated Karen Q (extra on her later) within the first spherical however misplaced to former NXT expertise Deonna Purrazzo within the second spherical.
Li has additionally entered the Royal Rumble match, however her present NXT run guarantees large issues for her.
Finally, we come to the mysterious Mei Ying, and we aren’t speaking concerning the lady from Karate Kid. Chinese wrestler Karen Q portrays Mei Ying.
She’s beforehand wrestled in ROH and IMPACT earlier than arriving within the Performance Center in 2018. She competed within the 2018 Mae Young Classic and has made a number of reside occasion appearances earlier than changing into Mei Ying.
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