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Zoey Stark returns to WWE NXT, wins 20-woman battle royal

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Mandy Rose has her next challenger for the NXT Women’s Championship.

Zoey Stark returned from injury at tonight’s NXT and ended up winning the 20-woman battle royal, last eliminating Cora Jade. The finish had Stark eliminating Tiffany Stratton. Stark was celebrating on the turnbuckle when Jade, who was chased away early in the match but never eliminated, came into the ring. Stark saw her and threw Jade over the top rope and to the floor, officially eliminating her. The show ended with Stark and Rose having a staredown.

Stark had been out of action since suffering a MCL injury during a ladder match for the NXT Women’s Tag Team titles at Halloween Havoc. On the November 2, 2021 edition of NXT, she was written off television after Toxic Attraction attacked Stark backstage.

Signing with the WWE in January 2021, Stark made her NXT televised debut in February. At the Great American Bash on July 6, Stark and Io Shirai defeated Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell for the NXT Women’s Tag Team titles.