Io Shirai does not wait for her next opponent to come out. Instead, she walks towards them.
Genius of the Sky Will Defend the NXT Women’s Championship Against Dominant Raquel Gonzalez – her favorite opponent – as they are the main event of Night 1 NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver on Wednesday April 7th on the USA Network, as first reported “Muscle & Fitness Hers”.
Time and time again, Shirai overcomes the competition by beating the best that NXT has to offer. Candice Leray, Tony Storm, Dakota Kai, Tegan Knox could not knock her off the throne.
Shirai, not one to rest on her laurels, briefly celebrated her last defense against the Storm, confronting Gonzalez later that night and demanding to fight Big Mami Cool.
Few superstars, if any, have had a more impressive past year at NXT than Gonzalez. Bursting onto the stage with her alliance with Dakota Kai, Gonzalez quickly earned accolades. She defeated former NXT women’s champions Rhea Ripley and Amber Moon, and with Kai won the first ever women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic and became the first ever NXT women’s tag team champion.
Will Big Mami Cool show that her reign knows no boundaries? Or will Shirai’s genius be undecidable again?
Watch NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver starting Wednesday April 7th on the US network and continuing on Thursday April 8th live exclusively on Peacock in the US and WWE everywhere!