It has been revealed that Nita Strauss will perform the American National Anthem at night one of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver.
The news was first broken on Twitter by Alice Cooper who commented:
“I know what it takes to create a spectacle with @WWE. I’m excited to have our very own @hurricanenita open #NXTTakeOver Stand & Deliver Night 1 with our National Anthem. Play it proud, play it #NXTLOUD!”
Cooper himself is no stranger to WWE having appeared at WrestleMania III in the corner of Jake “The Snake” Roberts for his clash against The Honky Tonk Man.
Nita Strauss, who made her name performing alongside Alice Cooper, later confirmed the news, adding that she was “extremely excited” to kick of WrestleMania week.
Strauss has previously appeared at WrestleMania 34 where she played Shinsuke Nakamura to the ring for his match with AJ Styles. The guitarist, who is widely acknowledged as one of the best guitar players in the world, also performed at with Lzzy Hale at WWE Evolution in 2018. While her single “Mariana Trench” also served as the theme music for NXT TakeOver: War Games.
Night one of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver is set to be headlined by Io Shirai vs. Raquel Gonzalez for the NXT Women’s Championship. While night two will see Finn Balor defend his NXT Championship against Karrion Kross.
You can read a full preview of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, here.
Inside The Ropes will have live coverage of the show when NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver night 1 kicks off at 1am BST on Wednesday April 7th, followed by night 2 at 1am on Thursday April 8th!