Toni Storm will make her return to the ring on tonight’s WWE NXT episode.
WWE just announced that Storm will be in action during tonight’s NXT show on the USA Network.
Storm returned to NXT via video at “Takeover: 31” to send a warning to NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai. She had been on the NXT UK brand until the Takeover appearance.
There’s no word yet on who Storm will face tonight, but the WWE website noted:
“The incomparable Toni Storm has put the NXT Universe on notice. After a long, calculated absence from the squared circle, the former NXT UK Women’s Champion is looking for new opportunities and new opponents in a whole new scene. But how will the tough-as-nails Superstar make her mark on the black-and-gold brand? Find out tonight as Storm returns to in-ring competition at 8/7 C on NXT!”
Austin Theory vs. Johnny Gargano has also been announced for tonight’s NXT episode.
The match was made after Gargano blamed Theory for his loss to NXT North American Champion Damian Priest at the recent “Takeover: 31” event.
As seen in the video below, Theory revealed that he approached NXT General Manager William Regal and had the match made. He also predicted that Priest will retain his title over Dexter Lumis on tonight’s show. Theory says Lumis can’t possibly go into tonight’s match at 100% because of how he left him last week.
Gargano responded to the announcement on Twitter and wrote, “Tonight. There are lessons to be learned.”
Stay tuned for more on tonight’s NXT episode and be sure to join us for live coverage at 8pm ET. Below is the updated line-up:
- Austin Theory vs. Johnny Gargano
- Ember Moon gives an exclusive interview
- Update on Halloween Havoc
- More on the return of Toni Storm
- Damian Priest defends the NXT North American Title against Dexter Lumis
- Roderick Strong and Bobby Fish vs. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch to name new #1 contenders to NXT Tag Team Champions Breezango
Tonight. There are lessons to be learned. pic.twitter.com/aFX0ybUNLK— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) October 14, 2020