Candice LeRae’s Team Takes Out Io Shirai & Rhea Ripley

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After suffering a brutal loss to Io Shirai last week, Rhea Ripley was supposed to come out during tonight’s episode of NXT to explain what her future would hold. Instead, she and Shirai both found themselves the victim of a brutal attack, this time at the hands of Candice LeRae and her NXT WarGames team.

In the ring, Ripley began by saying that Shirai is one of the toughest people she’s ever been in the ring with, and went on to say that the hug she gave Shirai last week was nothing but a show of respect. Before she could say much else, though, LeRae came out, stating that Ripley actually lost to Shirai in a legitimate way, while LeRae claimed that Shirai needed help to beat her. Raquel Gonzalez then walked out carrying Shirai, and LeRae and the rest of her team charged the ring. While Ripley was able to hold her own for a bit, she eventually succumbed to the numbers of LeRae, and the team assaulted her in the ring.

With NXT WarGames right around the corner, it’ll be interesting to see how Ripley and Shirai respond, especially with Shotzi Blackheart’s team not having any members at the moment.

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