WWE NXT notes: TakeOver press conference on 6/12, Io Shirai, Poppy drops EP

Originally published at WWE NXT notes: TakeOver press conference on 6/12, Io Shirai, Poppy

NXT TakeOver: In Your House 2021 is scheduled for June 13th. On 6/12, there will be a global press conference to promote the event. Wade Barrett and sports media personality and journalist, Arash Markazi are hosting. The presser kicks off at 11 AM EST and it is going to stream on Peacock and WWE’s digital platforms.

Io Shirai lost the NXT Women’s Championship to Raquel Gonzalez at TakeOver: Stand & Deliver in April. Io has made one appearance on TV since that loss. She returned to NXT on tonight’s show and was brought out by Poppy. Shirai took out NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion Candice LeRae.

We missed you so much, @shirai_io. #WWENXT @CandiceLeRae @poppy pic.twitter.com/H0uUyB1JAA

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) June 9, 2021

Pure 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘶𝘴 from @poppy. 😈 #WWENXT @shirai_io pic.twitter.com/Sjr4EidaIq

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) June 9, 2021

During a segment with William Regal and Paul “Triple H” Levesque, Poppy released her EP titled “EAT”, which is the official soundtrack of the NXT brand. Dexter Lumis gave Poppy a drawing he made of her and she responded by giving him a hug. Indi Hartwell walked in on Poppy and Lumis embracing.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/gJh9r3y1ae

— Betty Phoenix (@TheBethPhoenix) June 9, 2021

On the 6/15 NXT, Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher will meet Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) in a Tornado Tag Team match. Grizzled Young Veterans were in action on NXT and they defeated August Grey and Ikemen Jiro.

Dok Hendrix (Michael P.S. Hayes) had several segments on the show and he ran down the TakeOver: In Your House match card.

God love hearing and seeing Doc Hendrix perfect throwback doot doot do !! #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/nHEbeaovLU

— Drewcifer (@Markofthebelts) June 9, 2021

The TakeOver: In Your House pre-show will be hosted by Sam Roberts, Arash Markazi and Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso.

Ever-Rise (Chase Parker & Matt Martel) stated that they are hosting the TakeOver “pre-pre-show”.