The Girl with the Shiniest Wizard has overcome as much adversity as anyone in the history of the black-and-gold brand to get to this point, battling back after several devastating knee injuries. She returned last year from MCL, LCL, ACL and menisci tears suffered in the 2018 Mae Young Classic after she had already come back from a previous ACL tear.
But Nox says she is done with sympathy and is ready to prove herself as being among the best in NXT. And she looked the part two weeks ago, surviving a Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match against Candice LeRae, Mia Yim and arch-nemesis Dakota Kai to earn this opportunity.
Though her reign as champion only began last month at NXT TakeOver: In Your House, Shirai has been one of the measuring sticks in NXT. Since finally capturing the NXT Women’s Title, The Genius of the Sky is on top of her game and as confident as ever.
Will Nox pen the most triumphant chapter in her comeback story? Or will Shirai prove once again that she rules the black-and-gold brand?