Candice LeRae def. Lacey Evans
After being consumed by her husband Johnny Gargano’s bitter rivalry with Tommaso Ciampa and allowing it to distract from her own career, Candice LeRae returned to fighting form against the double-tough Lacey Evans.
The Lady of NXT didn’t make things easy, using her size and strength advantage to smother LeRae and viciously attack her left arm. LeRae withstood the punishment, and even with a bad wing, she staged a gutsy comeback, surprising Evans with an Unprettier and an arresting springboard moonsault to gain the win. Later in the night, LeRae reaffirmed to Cathy Kelley that while she remains concerned as always for the wellbeing of her husband (who also told Kelley that he’s not done with Tommaso Ciampa), she’s focusing on her own dream of rising to the top of NXT.