WWE announced a 20-Woman Battle Royal to determine the next challenger to NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose earlier this week. Nikkita Lyons, Cora Jade, Tiffany Stratton, and Lash Legend were among the participants. In the end, it was the returning Zoey Stark who won it all.

The Lioness of NXT was the odds-on favorite to win the tournament, but failed to do so. Lyons was eliminated by Stratton. Daddy’s Little Rich Girl also eliminated Kianna James. Zoey Stark won the match after eliminating both Stratton and Jade.

Stark had been out of action ever since suffering an injury during the ladder match against Gigi Dollin and Jacy Jayne. She made her in-ring return as a surprise participant during the 20-Woman Battle Royal. She returned to a big pop in the NXT arena, and outlasted everyone else, even Cora Jade who tried to cheat.

WWE had been teasing her return with QR codes for the past several weeks. Stark will face Mandy Rose for the NXT Women’s Championship at a later date. Keep reading Ringside News for more.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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