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Pre-show match set for NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver night one


A pre-show match has been added to the card for NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver night one.

WWE has announced that Toni Storm vs. Zoey Stark will take place on the pre-show for TakeOver: Stand & Deliver night one this Wednesday night. The pre-show will begin at 7 p.m. Eastern time and will air on Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network everywhere else, along with airing on WWE's social media platforms.

This will be the first time Storm has wrestled since unsuccessfully challenging for Io Shirai's NXT Women's Championship on the March 10 episode of NXT.

Stark (formerly known as Lacey Ryan) made her WWE debut by taking part in the women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic earlier this year. On last week's NXT, she lost to Raquel Gonzalez. Gonzalez is challenging for Shirai's NXT Women's Championship in the main event of night one of TakeOver: Stand & Deliver,

Sam Roberts, Mickie James, MMA commentator Jimmy Smith, and former LA Times, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated writer Arash Markazi will be the panel for both nights of the TakeOver Stand & Deliver pre-show.

Night one of TakeOver: Stand & Deliver will air live on the USA Network and Peacock in the United States. It will also air live on the WWE Network elsewhere. Here's the updated card for the show:

  • NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai defends against Raquel Gonzalez
  • NXT United Kingdom Champion WALTER defends against Tommaso Ciampa
  • Triple threat match for the vacant NXT Tag Team titles: MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter) vs, The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake) vs. Legado Del Fantasma (Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde)
  • Gauntlet Eliminator match to determine NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano's challenger for TakeOver: Stand & Deliver night two (Leon Ruff, Isaiah "Swerve" Scott, Bronson Reed, Cameron Grimes, Dexter Lumis, and LA Knight are the Gauntlet Eliminator participants)
  • Pete Dunne vs. Kushida
  • Pre-show match: Toni Storm vs. Zoey Stark

Night two of TakeOver: Stand & Deliver is taking place this Thursday. It will air live on Peacock in the U.S. and the WWE Network elsewhere. Here's what's been announced for night two:

  • NXT Champion Finn Balor defends against Karrion Kross
  • Unsanctioned match: Adam Cole vs. Kyle O'Reilly
  • Ladder match to determine undisputed NXT Cruiserweight Champion: Jordan Devlin vs. Santos Escobar
  • NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano defends against the winner of the Gauntlet Eliminator match from night one
  • NXT Women's Tag Team Champions Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon defend against Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell