Confirmed the first fight that will take place in the next NXT TakeOver event, which will take place on Sunday, February 14. Io Shirai will defend the NXT Women’s Championship in a Triple Threat against Mercedes Martinez and Toni Storm.
Since reaching the yellow mark at NXT TakeOver 31, Toni Storm has made it clear that his goal was to capture the championship. But this time around, she does so with a different mindset, which has been palpable since she betrayed Ember Moon and joined Candice LeRae’s team for NXT Takeover Wargames.
From that moment on, there have been few moments in which Storm and Shirai have had moments of tension. However, he has not been the only one who has the title in the spotlight. Mercedes Martinez recently returned to NXT, attacking the champion and announcing her intentions to take the gold.
It should be remembered that Shirai cost them both the opportunity to win their match in the first women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic in history, interfering in the match. In addition, the three fighters engaged in a small brawl from which Storm managed to emerge victorious posing with the championship.