Several Notable NXT Debuts & Returns, New Ladder Match Participants, More News

Below are news & notes from this week’s WWE NXT:

– Io Shirai and Candice LeRae qualified for the women’s number one contender’s Ladder Match with respective wins over Aliyah and Kayden Carter. Shirai replaced Xia Li after Li was attacked backstage.

– Shirai, LeRae, Mia Yim, Tegan Nox, Chelsea Green, and one more participant will compete in the Ladder Match in two weeks on the April 8th episode.

– Next week’s episode will feature a “second chance gauntlet” to determine the final spot in the Ladder Match. Below is the line-up so far for April 1st:

  • Xia Li vs. Deonna Purrazzo vs. Dakota Kai vs. Aliyah vs. Kayden Carter vs. Shotzi Blackheart – Second Chance Gauntlet
  • Velveteen Dream vs. Bobby Fish
  • Damian Priest vs. Dominik Dijakovic vs. Keith Lee (c) – NXT North American Championship

– Tehuti Miles made his NXT TV debut in a losing effort against Killian Dain.

– Rinku Singh & Saurav Gurjar made their NXT debuts alongside manager Malcolm Bivens (fka Stokely Hathaway). The duo attacked Matt Riddle after his win over Roderick Strong.

– After Triple H announced that Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa would take place on the April 8th episode of NXT at an undisclosed location, Killer Kross made his presence known with a new vignette on the Tron. There’s no word yet on how he will factor into this feud, if at all.


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