A Retcon for Paige's Return Story in First Look at WWE: NXT Takeover – Into the Fire #1?

BOOM! Studios has revealed the latest first look at its weekly NXT Takeover event that's replacing the WWE ongoing comic in September. WWE: NXT Takeover – Into the Fire #1 focuses on Asuka's undefeated streak and rise to NXT Women's Champion, and introduces some backstory to Paige's return to SmackDown Live earlier this year. This issue is written by Dennis Hopeless with art by Hyeonjin Kim.

Said BOOM! Editor Chris Rosa:

The Women of NXT helped changed the landscape of WWE and we're thrilled to put the spotlight on Asuka. And for fans of Paige, you'll learn just what she was doing before she made her WWE return with shocking new allies.

Here's the schedule for NXT Takeover:

Each upcoming issue of WWE: NXT TAKEOVER will focus on different Superstars from different eras of NXT:

Week One – WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – THE BLUEPRINT #1: Learn how "The Dream" Dusty Rhodes helped build this iconic brand in 2012.
Week Two – WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – PROVING GROUND #1: The Demon King, Finn Bálor, enters the NXT Universe and is confronted by Samoa Joe.
Week Three – WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – INTO THE FIRE #1: The Empress of Tomorrow, Asuka, begins her rise to the NXT Women's Championship, and former Champion Paige returns to scout for potential allies.
Week Four – WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – REDEMPTION #1: Johnny Gargano and Shayna Baszler make the move to NXT and immediately leave their mark.
WWE: NXT TAKEOVER features connecting variant covers by Marco D'Alfonso, along with main covers by Lucas Werneck (The Blueprint), Aaron Dana (Proving Ground), David Nakayama (Into The Fire) and Audrey Mok (Redemption).

Look for WWE: NXT Takeover – Into the Fire #1 in stores on September 19th and check out the preview below.

NXT has become WWE's third global brand, and the launching pad for some of today's biggest Superstars including Seth Rollins, Charlotte Flair, Braun Strowman, Alexa Bliss and many more.. Now, in WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – INTO THE FIRE #1, the spotlight shifts to the groundbreaking Women's Division where Asuka, the Empress of Tomorrow, makes her debut. Fans will also learn the story behind Paige's return to SmackDown Live, as she scouts NXT for potential allies.

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