Io Shirai Vs. Rhea Ripley Will Headline Tonight's Episode Of NXT

Io Shirai Vs. Rhea Ripley Will Headline Tonight's Episode Of NXT

Rhea Ripley will get another opportunity to become a two-time NXT Women's Champion as she's set to take Io Shirai on tonight's episode of the black-and-gold brand. Check out the full preview for NXT.

Will Rhea Ripley become a two-time NXT Women’s Champion?

Early in 2020, the 24-year-old was on top of the world until Charlotte Flair beat Ripley for the belt at WrestleMania. Since then, Ripley has failed to regain the prestigious title; however, the former NXT Women’s Champion enters the show with tons of momentum on her side.

Of course, Ripley will be fighting a woman who has yet to be pinned or submitted in a singles match this year. Shirai has successfully defended the belt against Dakota Kai, Candice LeRae, and Tegan Nox; Will Rhea Ripley be added to the list?

NXT Champion Finn Balor will step back into the squared circle for the first time since TakeOver 31. What will “The Prince” have to say about his plans on the black-and-gold brand going forward?

All this and more is set for tonight’s episode of NXT. Expect appearances from NXT North American Champion Leon Ruff, Pat McAfee, Pete Dunne, and NXT Tag Team Champions Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan. Check out the confirmed matches below:

NXT Women’s Championship match: Io Shirai (c) vs. Rhea Ripley

NXT North American Championship match: Leon Ruff (c) vs. Johnny Gargano

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