In her own opinion, Toni Storm is approaching the biggest match of her professional wrestling career. Storm has been competing in professional wrestling since she was 13-years-old. She made her debut for Progress Wrestling in 2015, as well as World Wonder Ring Stardom in 2016. In 2017, Storm got the opportunity to participate in the first-ever Mae Young Classic tournament.
She was eliminated in the quarterfinals by eventual tournament winner Kairi Sane. Storm later signed a contract with WWE to be a part of their UK roster. This past summer she unsuccessfully challenged Shayna Baszler for the NXT Women’s Championship. She also came up short against Rhea Ripley in a match to determine the first-ever NXT UK Women’s Champion. This past October, Storm won the 2018 Mae Young Classic tournament.
Now, she’s set to face Ripley again, at NXT TakeOver: Blackpool, in hopes of capturing the NXT UK Women’s Title. Speaking to Express.co.uk recently, Storm explained why she believes her January 12th match against Ripley is the biggest of her career:
“This is potentially the biggest match of my career so far. Obviously I have already fought Rhea for the NXT UK Women’s Championship and I came up short. I actually got injured in that match, my legs lost feeling and I went through a horrible injury.
“But I won the Mae Young Classic and I get another shot at a TakeOver. There’s a lot of pressure on me right now going into this but I got a good feeling and I think it’s going to be a really successful night.”