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Zoey Stark Vs. Toni Storm Set For NXT TakeOver Night 1 Pre-Show

Zoey Stark Toni Storm

Zoey Stark is set to face Toni Storm on the pre-show of NXT TakeOver: Stand And Deliver Night One, airing on the 7th of April.

Zoey Stark is the former Lacey Ryan, who made her debut in WWE as part of the inaugural Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Since then she has competed on NXT television a handful of times. Stark even teamed up with NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai in a losing effort to Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez.

Toni Storm was the second NXT UK Women’s Champion. The New Zealander defeated Rhea Ripley for the title in January 2019. Holding it for eight months before then losing the title to current champion Kay Lee Ray at NXT TakeOver: Cardiff.

The announcement was made on social media by the WWE NXT Twitter account:

“Tomorrow night on #NXTTakeOver Stand & Deliver Night Pre-Show, @ZoeyStarkWWE looks to continue making waves in the #WWENXT Women’s Division in a match against the ruthless Toni Storm!”

The first night of NXT TakeOver: Stand And Deliver sees Io Shirai defend her NXT Women’s Championship. Shirai will defend the title against Raquel Gonzalez in the main event. New NXT Tag Team Champions will also be crowned on Night 1. MSK face Grizzled Young Veterans and Legado Del Fantasma for the vacant title in a triple threat tag team match.

A six-man gauntlet match will take place with the winner then receiving an NXT North American Title match on Night 2 of the event. The participants in that match are Dexter Lumis, Leon Ruff, Isiah ‘Swerve’ Scott, Bronson Reed, Cameron Grimes, and LA Knight. WALTER defends his NXT United Kingdom Championship against Tomasso Ciampa. Former NXT UK Champion Pete Dunne also takes on Japanese superstar Kushida.

No pre-show match has yet been announced for Night 2 of the event. The second night of action is headlined by Finn Balor defending the NXT Championship against Karrion Kross.

For the full Inside The Ropes preview of NXT TakeOver: Stand And Deliver, click here.