The NXT Women's Title Match at NXT Stand & Deliver will now officially have six competitors as Roxanne Perez is cleared to defend her championship.
Roxanne Perez collapsed after defending her NXT Women's Championship at NXT Roadblock against Meiko Satomura. For weeks, her status for the upcoming NXT Stand & Deliver pay-per-view was called into question as she continued to undergo testing while Shawn Michaels wrestled with the idea of being forced to crown a new NXT Women's Champion.
On the March 28 episode of WWE NXT, Perez returned to say that she had been medically cleared to compete and revealed that she collapsed due to a combination of physical exhaustion and her crippling anxiety.
Shawn Michaels, no stranger to the pressures and anxieties of winning a championship, advised that Roxanne forfeit her championship and then fight the new champion rather than compete in a Ladder Match. Roxanne insisted on defending her title to prove that she could overcome her anxieties for herself and everyone struggling with crippling anxiety. HBK reluctantly agreed before encouraging Roxanne and telling her he believes she can overcome her struggles.
BREAKING: @roxanne_wwe has been medically cleared and per @ShawnMichaels has been added to the NXT Women's Championship Ladder Match at #StandAndDeliver!#WWENXT pic.twitter.com/wsfYJg5Li5— WWE (@WWE) March 29, 2023
Later that night, Indi Hartwell defeated Sol Ruca and Ivy Nile to become the final competitor in the upcoming championship match.
The field is now set at six competitors, and Roxanne Perez gets a chance to climb to new personal heights while staking her claim as champion on Saturday, April 1.
What an ending ------@indi_hartwell is going to #StandAndDeliver!#WWENXT pic.twitter.com/hnHqgVwCRq— WWE (@WWE) March 29, 2023
Fans can check out the full card for NXT Stand & Deliver here.
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