Nita Strauss recently posted a photo on her Instagram account and announced that she’ll be performing the National Anthem on Night 1 of the NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver. Following that, Alice Cooper posted a series of pictures from his own performance with WWE and said that he’s proud to ‘have our very own Nita Strauss open’ this year’s event.

As you know, Nita Strauss is one of the most well-known and appreciated guitarists of the 21st century and she has been touring with Alice Cooper since 2014. However, it wasn’t necessarily Alice Cooper that put her on the map as before joining his band, she had already ranked No. 1 on Guitar World’s list of ’10 Female Guitar Players You Should Know.’

With her recent Instagram post, Nita Strauss announced that she’ll get on stage to ‘kick off Wrestlemania week this Wednesday with the National Anthem at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver.’ She expressed her excitement for both being able to get on stage and to open for such an amazing event.

However, Nita Strauss wasn’t the only one who was filled with excitement as Alice Cooper also congratulated her through his Instagram account. He said that he knows by experience ‘what it takes to create a spectacle with WWE.’ Alice Cooper added that he feels very excited to have their ‘very own Nita Strauss’ open this year’s NXT TakeOver.

Here’s what Nita Strauss said in the caption of her post:

IT’S TRUE! I am incredibly excited to get on stage to kick off Wrestlemania week this Wednesday with the National Anthem at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver 👊🏻

Time to get NXT LOUD!”

This is what Alice Cooper said in the caption of his post:

“I know what it takes to create a spectacle with WWE. I‘m excited to have our very own Nita Strauss open NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver Night 1 with our National Anthem. Play it proud, play it NXT LOUD! 👁‍🗨”

You can check out Nita Strauss and Alice Cooper’s posts below.

Photo Credit: Nita Strauss – Instagram