Asuka Set to Face Roxanne Perez in WWE NXT Return Next Week



by ATIA MUKHTAR

Asuka Set to Face Roxanne Perez in WWE NXT Return Next Week
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Asuka, one of WWE's most illustrious talents, is making a much-anticipated return to the "WWE NXT" arena. The announcement was made following an unexpected twist during Tuesday's riveting "NXT" show. In the high-stakes Number One Contenders Triple Threat match, Roxanne Perez seemed poised to emerge victorious against her competitors, Lyra Valkyria and Indi Hartwell.

With the coveted "NXT" Women's Championship opportunity on the line, Perez masterfully executed her signature move, Pop Rox, on Hartwell. Just as the audience believed she had secured her title shot, Kiana James intervened in a shocking turn of events, dragging Perez out of the ring just shy of the referee’s decisive three count.

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Post-match, Kiana James, when interviewed by McKenzie Mitchell, shed light on her unexpected interference. James expressed her frustration at feeling overshadowed and denied rightful opportunities due to the spotlight consistently shining on Perez.

As a consequence, she set up an unforeseen hurdle for Perez. If Perez has ambitions of facing James, she first has to lock horns with none other than Asuka. For longtime fans of "WWE NXT", Asuka's return is monumental. It's been a while since the WWE universe witnessed her prowess in the "NXT" domain.

In fact, her last appearance dates back to October 30, 2019, when she and Kairi Sane valiantly defended the Women's Tag Team Championship against formidable opponents Dakota Kai and Tegan Nox. Furthermore, fans with a sharp memory might recollect Asuka's last singles bout in "NXT" against the now AEW sensation, Athena – who was then recognized as Ember Moon – at "NXT" Takeover: Brooklyn III.

This impending showdown between Asuka and Perez is bound to be a spectacle, rekindling past memories and charting new narratives in the ever-evolving world of WWE.

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