WWE NXT carried on at the WWE Performance Center this week. They also had a big surprise. One injured WWE NXT Superstar came back just in time for a big opportunity.
Aliyah was set to face Xia Li this week on NXT. The winner of that match would get in the 6-woman #1 contender ladder match.
Xia Li didn’t make it to the ring. She was shown backstage crying and clutching herself after an attack. Then it was announced that NXT General Manager William Regal found a replacement opponent.
Io Shirai then came out ending her streak of being off television for months. She suffered a knee injury, but her time out of the ring is over.
It didn’t take Io Shirai long to defeat Aliyah and secure her spot in the ladder match.