Candice LeRae overcame a significant size and strength disadvantage to take down hard-hitting Texan Reina González and continue her ascent in the NXT Women’s division. After enduring González’s bruising offense, LeRae mounted a high-flying comeback, launching a hurricanrana and a missile dropkick before sticking the Quebrada for the win.
“Tenacious C” didn’t have much time to celebrate her feat, however, as NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir stormed the ring and attacked her in an apparent receipt for LeRae’s involvement in their pull-apart brawl with Io Shirai two weeks ago.
Fortunately for LeRae, she has friends in high places. The Genius of the Sky, who’s set to challenge Baszler at TakeOver: XXV, charged the ring with a kendo stick in hand and went to town on her nemeses, turning the stick into splinters as she repelled the Horsewomen from the squared circle.