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Toni Storm explains why NXT UK TakeOver match with Rhea Ripley is biggest of her career

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 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.”

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