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Ripley & Shirai vs. Charlotte and a partner added to Wednesday's NXT

Before their NXT Women's Championship match at TakeOver: In Your House, Rhea Ripley & Io Shirai will face off with Charlotte Flair in a tag team match.

Ripley & Shirai vs. Charlotte and a partner of her choosing has been announced for Wednesday's episode of NXT. Charlotte will defend her NXT Women's Championship against Ripley and Shirai in a triple threat match at TakeOver: In Your House on Sunday, June 7.

The tag match was set up by Ripley and Shirai both tweeting that they don't want to wait until TakeOver to get their hands on Charlotte. NXT general manager William Regal then tweeted today: "I understand the desire for competition...so ahead of the #NXTWomensChampionship match at #NXTTakeOver, @shirai_io and @RheaRipley_WWE will team up against @MsCharlotteWWE and a partner of her choosing THIS WEEK on @WWENXT"

Ripley and Shirai faced off in the main event of NXT this week, but Charlotte interrupted the match and laid both of them out.

Here's the updated lineup for Wednesday's NXT episode:

  • Cage fight: Matt Riddle vs. Timothy Thatcher (Kurt Angle will be the special guest referee)
  • Rhea Ripley & Io Shirai vs. NXT Women's Champion Charlotte Flair and a partner of her choosing
  • Triple threat match: Kushida vs. Drake Maverick vs. Jake Atlas (the winner advances to the interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship tournament finals from Group A)
  • NXT Champion Adam Cole and William Regal will have a "live negotiation"