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Triple threat Women's title match set for WWE NXT TakeOver


The NXT Women's Championship will officially be on the line in a triple threat match at February's TakeOver event.

WWE has announced that NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai will defend her title against Toni Storm and Mercedes Martinez in a triple threat match at NXT TakeOver on Sunday, February 14.

Shirai, Storm, and Martinez took part in a three-way brawl on this week's episode of NXT. It ended with Storm standing tall and holding up Shirai's NXT Women's Championship belt.

Martinez made her return to NXT last month by attacking Shirai. Shirai had been challenged by Storm and went to the ring to call her out, but Martinez blindsided Shirai and ended up throwing her into the announce table.

Storm & Martinez teamed together in the women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic but were eliminated by Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter in the first round after Shirai attacked Martinez during the match. It was said on NXT this week that the finals of the women's Dusty Classic will take place at TakeOver.

Shirai has been NXT Women's Champion since defeating Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley in a triple threat match for the title at NXT TakeOver: In Your House in June of last year.