Toni Storm Wins NXT UK Women’s Championship

Photo Credit: Bill Pritchard

Toni Storm is beginning 2019 where she left off in 2018. The 2018 Mae Young Classic winner defeated Rhea Ripley to become the new NXT UK Women’s Championship. Ripley has held the championship since winning an eight woman championship tournament back in August of 2018. Ripley defeated Xia Brookside, Dakota Kai, and ultimately Toni Storm to become the inaugural NXT UK Woman’s Champion. Things have come full circle for Storm, who ended Ripley’s reign at today’s NXT: UK TakeOver.

Fellow NXT UK star Flash Morgan Webster took to Twitter to congratulate the new champion, “Toni Storm is a warrior both in and out of the ring. Fight, rise, overcome. Incredible performance Toni’s time starts now!”

A victorious Toni Storm posed with Triple H after her victory over Ripley:

Storm’s time to celebrate may be short lived, however. Nina Samuels tweeted, “Congratulations I know you’ll embrace the new target on your back.”

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