Shawn Michaels Explains Why WWE Is Bringing In New Title

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Shawn Michaels has explained why a new title coming imminently to WWE is one that has been badly needed.

At NXT Stand & Deliver, the general manager of the brand Ava revealed the creation of the NXT Women’s North American Championship. A combine took place with the top 12 female stars of the brand moving onto qualifying matches with six moving on to a huge ladder match at Battleground to crown the first champion.

Shawn Michaels Says NXT Women’s Division Can Easily Handle New Title

Speaking on The Mark Hoke Show, Shawn Michaels explained why it was time for NXT to add another women’s title and thinks the roster can more than handle it:

From my standpoint, and obviously I am biased, I would never lie about that, but the depth of our women’s division here in NXT is so unbelievable. What I’m very proud of is we have so many storylines going with a multitude of, not just our women, our men, we have them up and down our show.

But our roster is so stacked on the female side, it just seems like the right thing to do. Again, we’ve got a North American Men’s Championship. [We] Ought to have the North American Women’s [Championship] on the other side.

Again, this is certainly a division that can easily handle it. So look, it was one of those things that you see the writing on the wall. I don’t want to oversimplify it because it’s not the easiest thing in the world, coming up with a two-hour, 52-week-a-year live wrestling show every week. But I know what I like as a fan.

I know that the NXT women’s division is unbelievably stacked, and they can easily handle a Women’s North American Champion Title. So it was a decision that needed to be made, we made it, and looking forward to crowning that inaugural champion on June 9.

At NXT Battleground Sol Ruca, Lash Legend, Fallon Henley, Jaida Parker, Michin, and Kelani Jordan will clash with one of them booking their place in WWE history by becoming the first NXT Women’s North American Champion.