WWE announce NXT Women’s Championship match for NXT TakeOver next month

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|Published 30/01/2021

WWE announce NXT Women’s Championship match for NXT TakeOver next month. Io Shirai will defend her championship in a triple threat match.

Io Shirai has been the NXT Women’s Champion since June last year. The Genius of the sky has taken on and successfully defended her title against all comers. Next Month however, she will face her toughest challenge to hold on to her championship.

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Shirai has been scheduled to defend her NXT Women’s title against Toni Storm and Mercedes Martinez at NXT TakeOver in a triple threat match next month. The event will take place on February 14th. The announcement was made official on their website.

“The Genius of the Sky will defend against Toni Storm and Mercedes Martinez in a Triple Threat Match at NXT TakeOver on Sunday, Feb. 14,” The announcement read.

WWE announce NXT Women’s Championship match for NXT TakeOver next month


Storm announced her intention of winning the NXT Women’s Championship since moving from NXT UK. She declared last month that she would be the next woman’s champion much to Shirai’s displeasure. She made her feelings known soon after.

Martinez is another who has become a thorn at Shirai’s side. She returned last month by attacking Shirai while also announcing her intention to capture the gold.

Martinez and Storm would join hands to take part in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. However, they were eliminated by Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter in the first round after Shirai attacked Martinez during the match.

The three women took part in a brawl on this week’s episode of NXT with Storm standing tall with the title in her hands.

Interestingly, her reign began with a triple threat match. Could Shirai lose her title in the same manner she won it? We’re going to have to wait and find out.

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Archie Blade

Archie Blade

Archie is a WWE and UFC Editor/Author at the SportsRush. Like most combat sports enthusiasts, his passion for watching people fight began with WWE when he witnessed a young Brock Lesnar massacre Hulk Hogan back in 2002. This very passion soon branched out to boxing and mixed martial arts. Over the years he fell in love with the theatrics that preceded the bell and the poetic carnage that followed after. Each bruise a story to tell, each wound a song of struggle, his greatest desire is to be there to witness it all. His favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels and he believes that GSP is the greatest to ever step foot inside the octagon. Apart from wrestling, he is also fond of poetry and music.

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