In a dramatic turn of events during the January 16 episode of WWE NXT, the wrestling world witnessed the dissolution of a formidable tag team during a high-stakes 20-woman battle royal. The match, which was pivotal in determining the next challenger for the NXT Women’s Championship at Vengeance Day, became the battleground for the unraveling partnership between Lola Vice and Elektra Lopez.
Lola Vice, the celebrated winner of the 2023 women's NXT Breakout Tournament, held a golden ticket to a championship match. This victory had set the stage for a potential ascent to wrestling glory. However, her tag team partner, Elektra Lopez, had other ideas.
Lopez had been vocal in urging Vice to leverage this opportunity towards pursuing the tag team championship, a move that hinted at underlying tensions between the duo.
Tag Team Turmoil Peak
The battle royal became the flashpoint for these brewing tensions.
In a moment that left fans reeling, Vice took a decisive step, eliminating Lopez from the competition. The elimination was more than just a tactical move; it was a clear sign of the duo's fractured relationship. The drama didn't end with their exits from the ring; a heated brawl that ensued up the ramp was the final nail in the coffin of their partnership, signaling a definitive end to their alliance.
Looking ahead, the paths for Vice and Lopez diverge significantly. Vice, with her championship opportunity still intact, is poised to continue her journey in NXT as a formidable singles competitor. Meanwhile, Lopez's future seems to be veering in a different direction.
There's growing speculation about her possible alignment with the “Legado World Order” faction on SmackDown, joining forces with the likes of Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo. This speculation is fueled by Lopez's recent appearances in the main roster scenario, including pre-Raw Main Event tapings, hinting at WWE's plans for elevating her role.
While Lopez remains tight-lipped about the split, Vice has not shied away from expressing her sentiments. In a bold statement on social media, she declared, “She was a dead weight all along, FUERA!”, a sentiment echoed by her supporters.
This breakup marks a pivotal moment in NXT, setting the stage for new rivalries and alliances as both wrestlers chart their courses in the ever-evolving world of WWE.