NXT’s latest big show, Stand and Deliver, takes place over WrestleMania weekend and looks to feature a very special in-ring debut.
The event will see Dwayne Johnson’s daughter, Ava will step through the ropes in competition for the very first time.
Johnson’s daughter signed with WWE in 2020. She made her television debut in October of last year as part of the faction the Schism. Ava joined the group after weeks of appearing alongside them with a hood over her face.
Upon joining Joe Gacy, Rip Fowler and Jagger Reid, in the gang Ava began targeting and even kidnapped Chase U star Thea Hail.
On the March 21st episode of NXT, Schism and Chase U took part in a debate, which saw the two factions go back and forth on the microphone. During the exchange former NXT UK Champion Tyler Bate joined Chase U to even out the odds. Duke Hudson then put the existence of Chase U on the line much to the dismay of his leader, Andre Chase.
The two factions will now meet at Stand and Deliver in a Winner Takes The School match.
Here is the card for NXT Stand and Deliver:
- Bron Breakker (c) vs. Carmelo Hayes – NXT Championship
- Zoey Stark vs. Gigi Dolin vs. Tiffany Stratton vs. Lyra Valkyria vs. TBD – NXT Women’s title ladder match
- Kiana James & Fallon Henley vs. Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn – NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships
- Wes Lee vs. Dragon Lee vs. Ilja Dragunov vs. JD McDonagh vs. TBD – NXT North American Championship
- Gallus (c) vs. The Creed Brothers vs. Tony D’Angelo & Stacks – NXT Tag Team Championships
- The Schism vs. Chase U & Tyler Bate – Winner gets the school
- Johnny Gargano vs. Grayson Waller
Ava Recently Through A Name Change
In May of 2022, she announced her new ring name as Ava Raine, and the following October she debuted on NXT TV as part of the Joe Gacy-led Schism. Eagle-eyed fans noticed that on the February 14th episode of NXT, the star was referred to by her first name alone, with Raine seemingly having been dropped. Sure enough, this name change was confirmed on her WWE.com profile, which now lists her simply as “Ava.”