It’s been made official, Raquel Gonzalez has signed the contract and Io Shirai has her opponent for the next TakeOver event. Stand & Deliver will lead us into WrestleMania as it will take place over the course of two nights April 7 & April 8. This NXT Women’s Championship match will take place on night one.
On the March 10 episode of NXT, Shirai approached Gonzalez after her loss alongside Dakota Kai as the inaugural NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions. After defeating Toni Storm that same night, Shirai was looking for her next opponent. She ran right into Gonzalez and confronted her.
This match has been an idea for quite some time. Gonzalez pinned Shirai in the last WarGames match that took place in December. Since then, Gonzalez took out Rhea Ripley in a Last Woman Standing match.
Could this be Raquel’s time to lead the division? Do you think we will have a new NXT Women’s Champion just around the corner? Discuss in the comments!