Toni Storm is set to debut on next week’s edition of SmackDown following the announcement of her impending arrival to the blue brand!
On the latest edition of SmackDown, which also featured the main roster return of Finn Balor and several dark match debuts, a vignette showing some career highlights of the former NXT UK Women’s Champion were shown. The video ended with the reveal that Storm will make her debut next Friday, the post-Money In The Bank edition of SmackDown!
Whilst no other matches or segments have been announced for next week’s show, we do know that it will be a split-site broadcast with multiple matches taking place at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami, Florida whilst the rest of the event will emanate from the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
NEXT FRIDAY on #SmackDown
— WWE (@WWE) July 17, 2021
Toni Storm made her WWE debut in the first Mae Young Classic tournament in 2017, reaching the semi-finals before falling to eventual winner Kairi Sane. The New Zealand-native ended up signing with the company a year later and went on to win the second Mae Young Classic, defeating Io Shirai at WWE Evolution for the honour.
Storm’s momentum continued into 2019, capturing the NXT UK Women’s Championship from Rhea Ripley at NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool and holding the belt until August of that year before debuting in NXT this past October. There, the 25-year-old unsuccessfully challenged for the NXT Women’s Championship on multiple occasions and had most recently been feuding with Zoey Stark.