NXT Takeover 31: Ember Moon Revealed as the Returning Mystery NXT Champion

Io Shirai and Candice LeRae put on one of the matches of the night for the NXT Women’s Championship before The Genius of the Sky came out on top.

Despite interference from Johnny Gargano and a Championship to the face, Shirai was able to hit the Spanish Fly from the top rope followed by the moonsault in order to retain her Championship.

Earlier in the day, Rhea Ripley made it clear that she was coming for the winner of tonight’s Championship match and it appears that the Women’s title picture is about to become very crowded.

Following the match, Toni Storm appeared on the titantron to announce that she was heading to NXT before Ember Moon was revealed as the mystery returning Champion.

Moon hasn’t been seen on WWE TV since the fall of 2019 when the former NXT Women’s Champion suffered a torn Achilles tendon. It appears that the War Goddess is now healed and ready to return to the brand that she once dominated.