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WWE announces Toni Storm vs. Io Shirai for NXT


Ahead of Worlds Collide, Toni Storm will be in action on tonight's go-home episode of NXT.

WWE has announced that Storm will face Io Shirai on NXT tonight. The match comes in advance of Storm challenging Rhea Ripley for the NXT Women's Championship at Worlds Collide this Saturday.

Storm vs. Shirai was announced for tonight during Shawn Michaels' appearance on this week's episode of WWE's The Bump.

Shirai made it to the final two of the number one contender's battle royal on last Wednesday's episode of NXT. Bianca Belair eliminated her to win the match and will challenge either Ripley or Storm for the NXT Women's Championship at TakeOver: Portland on Sunday, February 16.

The North American Championship will be on the line as Roderick Strong defends his title against Keith Lee on tonight's NXT. The semifinals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will also take place. It will be Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish vs. The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake) and Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne vs. Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner).