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Asuka vs. Mickie James set for NXT TakeOver: Toronto


Asuka has found her next title challenger.

It was announced at Thursday night's NXT TV tapings that Mickie James would challenge NXT Women's Champion Asuka for her title at NXT TakeOver: Toronto on November 19th. The news was also confirmed by WWE in an Instagram post.

The storyline leading up to James' return at TakeOver had been Asuka running through the NXT women's division and claiming that there wasn't enough competition for her. James, a former WWE Women's and Diva's champion, last wrestled for WWE in 2010 before being released from the company.

It was also announced on Thursday that Shinsuke Nakamura would defend his NXT Championship against Samoa Joe in the main event of the November TakeOver special. The second annual Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will also conclude on the show as this year's winners are crowned.

TakeOver: Toronto will be the first of three shows WWE holds at the Air Canada Centre during Survivor Series weekend.