Toni Storm def. Rhea Ripley to become the new NXT UK Women’s Champion

Toni Storm and Rhea Ripley slug each other into exhaustion: NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool (WWE Network Exclusive)

Toni Storm and Rhea Ripley come out swinging in the NXT UK Women's Championship Match at NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool. Courtesy of WWE Network.

In a highly-anticipated title rematch, Rhea Ripley took on the competitor she defeated to become the first-ever NXT UK Women’s Champion, Toni Storm, who captured the 2018 Mae Young Classic.

Early in the explosive back-and-forth contest, the 22-year-old titleholder took an early advantage by unleashing an all-out onslaught on the challenger. The resilient Storm refused to give in, roaring back from tremendous punishment with several wicked strikes to take The Mosh Pit Kid to the absolute limit.

In a heart-stopping moment, Storm shocked the champion and the NXT UK Universe by becoming the first competitor to kick out of the Riptide! Moments later, Ripley accomplished an equally astonishing feat when she kicked out of her opponent’s Storm Zero!

Ripley once again went for the most devastating move in her arsenal, but Storm displayed amazing presence of mind by countering at the last second and nailing the titleholder with another Storm Zero to finally capture the NXT UK Women’s Title!

Without a doubt, NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool is Toni Time!

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