Candice LeRae Beats Shotzi Blackheart, Faces Io Shirai At Halloween Havoc

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Tonight’s match between Candice LeRae and Shotzi Blackheart was a big one, as the winner would go on to face Io Shirai at Halloween Havoc for the NXT Women’s Championship. Unfortunately for Blackheart, LeRae got some help from Indi Hartwell, who supplied LeRae with a pair of brass knuckles to help the superstar take down Blackheart and lock in another title opportunity.

With LeRae and Blackheart locked in an extremely close match, LeRae rolled out of the ring to avoid a slam from Blackheart. Once out of the ring, LeRae noticed Hartwell, who was standing behind some plexiglass. Hartwell quickly slipped LeRae a pair of brass knuckles, which LeRae used immediately to knock out Blackheart and pin her for the victory. Now, LeRae will face off against Io Shirai at Halloween Havoc for the NXT Women’s Championship, and Shirai will have to look out for any more sheningans.

For more on how the match ended, check out below:

LeRae blasts Blackheart with a German suplex off the second rope. Head kick by LeRae. Blackheart kicks out. Blackheart responds with a double under hook German suplex. LeRae kicks out. LeRae lands a springboard moonsault for a near fall. Blackheart locks LeRae in a modified version of cattle mutilation. LeRae eventually gets to the ropes. Blackheart ends up on the apron. Blackheart kicks LeRae in the head. Blackheart goes up top. LeRae cuts her off. Blackheart pushes LeRae off the top. Blackheart hits the whoopie cushion. Blackheart goes up top again. LeRae rolls out of the ring. Indi Hartwell is in the crowd. Hartwell hands LeRae a pair of knucks. While the referee has his back turned, LeRae nails Blackheart with the knucks. LeRae pins Blackheart.

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