It was announced at Thursday’s NXT tapings that Mickie James would be returning to the company to face Asuka at the upcoming NXT Takeover: Toronto event on November 19th, 2016.
Apparently this wasn’t the original plan. The company had wanted to have Trish Stratus return for that event, as she is from Canada. With Trish recently announcing that she is pregnant, she is no longer able to do the match, so they decided to go with Mickie instead. Trish was originally planned to work Takeover and a couple other dates into the next year. This role has now been handed off to Mickie.