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NXT's Steffanie Newell to challenge for PROGRESS Women's title


WWE's working relationship with PROGRESS Wrestling will continue with an NXT wrestler challenging for the PROGRESS Women's Championship next month.

PROGRESS announced today that Jinny will be defending her Women's title against Steffanie Newell (formerly known as Nixon Newell) on June 10th at the O2 Academy in Sheffield, England. Before Newell joined WWE, Jinny was also the opponent in her last match for PROGRESS.

Newell, who is from Wales, made her NXT in-ring debut at a house show this April after recovering from a torn ACL. She was supposed to be part of the Mae Young Classic in 2017, but the injury kept her from wrestling in the tournament. She has yet to debut on NXT television.

Jinny won the championship from Toni Storm earlier this month and will be making her first title defense against Newell.

Though this has yet to be officially announced, Storm vs. Jinny vs. Isla Dawn vs. Killer Kelly is being advertised for WWE's United Kingdom-brand show at Royal Albert Hall on June 18th. The winner will challenge for the NXT Women's Championship at the venue the next night.