Candice LeRae is getting one more shot at the NXT Women's Championship.
During tonight's episode of NXT, LeRae defeated Shotzi Blackheart to become the No. 1 contender to Io Shirai's title. The match ended thanks to LeRae getting some help from what appeared to be brass knuckles handed to her by Indi Hartwell.
The title match between Shirai and LeRae will take place at Halloween Havoc, taking place on October 28, and it is a rematch from their NXT TakeOver 31 title bout, which Shirai won.
-------------------------. -- -- #WWENXT @CandiceLeRae @ShotziWWE pic.twitter.com/oIhfdJ3sgC— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) October 15, 2020
.@CandiceLeRae got the knees up ---------- at the last second! -- #WWENXT @ShotziWWE pic.twitter.com/iNkySUjPr9— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) October 15, 2020
THIS MATCH IS AMAZING. THAT IS THE ENTIRE TWEET. #WWENXT @ShotziWWE @CandiceLeRae pic.twitter.com/S1CB3n8Xwp— WWE (@WWE) October 15, 2020
.@indi_hartwell makes her presence felt in this HIGH-STAKES battle between @CandiceLeRae and @ShotziWWE on #WWENXT! pic.twitter.com/NHLvBAfBBf— WWE (@WWE) October 15, 2020
WIth some unexpected help from @indi_hartwell, @CandiceLeRae defeats @ShotziWWE to face @shirai_io for the #WWENXT #WomensTitle at #HalloweenHavoc! -- pic.twitter.com/LSIXGrzUvr— WWE (@WWE) October 15, 2020
After the match, NXT General Manager William Regal confirmed that Rhea Ripley will take on Raquel Gonzalez at Halloween Havoc.
For full results of tonight's NXT, check out Fightful's live coverage of the show at this link.