NXT Results – December 25, 2019

NXT Results – December 25, 2019

Candice LeRae vs. Taynara Conti

The bell rings and Taynara goes for a surprise kick but LeRae blocks it and hits a big clothesline. More back and forth for a second as Candice sends Taynara to the floor to re-group, then nails a baseball slide for a pop. Candice springboards out and takes Taynara back down on the floor. Candice brings it into the ring for a 2 count. Taynara counters and takes Candice to the corner. Candice fights out and goes to the second rope but Taynara yanks the legs out, hitting Candice’s head on the turnbuckle. Taynara keeps Candice down and hits a big knee to the face while she’s down. The referee tries to back Taynara off in the corner and warns her as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Taynara catches a kick but Candice drops her with an enziguri. Fans chant for Candice now. Candice goes for a rolling crucifix pin but it’s blocked. Taynara counters and drives Candice into the mat for a close 2 count. Taynara shows some frustration and goes for another quick pin attempt. Taynara taunts and bullies Candice around some now, talking trash. Candice puts her hair up and starts fighting back into the corner for a pop. Candice with a back splash into the corner. Candice goes to the top and nails a missile dropkick for a close 2 count. Taynara catches a kick and Candice misses an enziguri. Candice rolls Taynara for a close 2 count. Candice goes on and levels Taynara, then hits the springboard moonsault for the pin to win.

Winner: Candice LeRae

After the match, Candice celebrates as her music hits. We get replays now. Candice poses in the corner as Taynara throws a fit on her way to the back.

NXT Results – August 14, 2019

NXT Results – August 14, 2019

We see a video package highlighting what went down during NXT TakeOver: Toronto. Later in the show, we see another video featuring Io Shirai’s transformation and how it reached a new extreme when she battled Candice LeRae at TakeOver: Toronto.

NXT TakeOver: Toronto 2019 Results

NXT TakeOver: Toronto 2019 Results

Candice LeRae vs. Io Shirai

We go to the ring and out first comes Io Shirai. Candice LeRae is out next. LeRae rushes the ring and tackles Shirai. They tangle and the referee separates them, calling for the bell. Shirai immediately goes to the floor. LeRae follows and goes right to work on her. Candice brings it back in but Shirai attacks her. Shirai goes for the sunset flip powerbomb from the apron to the floor but Candice holds on. Shirai still sends her to the floor face-first. Shirai keeps control and drops Candice on top of the announce table with a big suplex.

Shirai returns to the ring as Candice is down. Candice makes it in right before the 10 count hits. Shirai goes right to work on her. Shirai mounts Candice with strikes. Shirai with a Flapjack and a big kick to the face for a 2 count in the middle of the ring. Shirai keeps Candice grounded now. Candice fights up and into the corner, taking Shirai down. Candice charges and takes Shirai down with a flying headscissors but Shirai lands on her feet. Shirai nails a dropkick.

Shirai drops Candice again and keeps her grounded, focusing on the neck. Fans try to rally for the wife of Johnny Gargano. Shirai rams Candice back into the corner, upside down, and then spikes her into the mat for a close 2 count. Candice finally turns it around after a missile dropkick attempt. Candice backs Shirai into the corner and unloads with strikes. Candice keeps control and hits a Brainbuster for a close 2 count.

More back and forth after a submission. Shirai goes for a 619 but Candice catches it and hits a neckbreaker. Candice covers for a close 2 count. Shirai ends up dropping Candice on her injured neck. More back and forth now. Shirai is on the outside when Candice runs the ropes and nails a huge dive into a DDT on the floor. Candice brings int back in and works over Shirai for another pin attempt. Shirai turns it around and applies a Crossface but can’t get the win. More back and forth between the two. Shirai drives Candice down but Candice comes back with a snap German suplex. Shirai with more offense of her own, including a German suplex for a close 2 count. Shirai can’t believe it.

Shirai drives knees into the corner while Shirai is down. Shirai climbs up and flies with more knees as a counter. Candice slides off Shirai’s shoulders and spikes her into the mat for a pin attempt. Candice takes Shirai to the top and hits a super swinging neckbreaker but Shirai kicks out. Shirai takes Candice back to the top for a huge Spanish Fly. Fans go wild as Candice kicks out again. Shirai can’t believe she kicked out, showing frustration. Shirai beats on Candice some more. Candice rolls Shirai up for a 2 count. Shirai with more big moves and a top rope moonsault but Candice is still kicking out.

Shirai beats on Candice in frustration now. Shirai with a Koji Clutch in the middle of the ring now. Candice struggles to get out of the hold but Shirai keeps it locked. Candice passes out in the hold and the referee calls the match.

Winner: Io Shirai

After the match, Shirai stands tall as her music hits. We go to replays while Candice is still laid out. Shirai stands over Candice and mocks her as the referee checks on her.

Shayna Baszler hesitant to become Pro Wrestler after watching Candice LeRae

Shayna Baszler hesitant to become Pro Wrestler after watching Candice LeRae

Before she became arguably the most dominant NXT Women’s Champion in history, Shayna Baszler was a successful MMA fighter with UFC experience under her belt. Baszler left the UFC behind after three straight losses, setting her down the pro wrestling path. She worked Independent events before signing with WWE in 2017 and competing in the Mae Young Classic. But watching Candice LeRae in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla almost sent her in a different direction.

“A funny story about Candice and PWG. When I started going to PWG, I had just started thinking about wrestling—pro wrestling—and kind of moving towards that,” Baszler told Ronda Rousey’s Official Website. “And it was supposed to only be a temporary thing because I’d gotten injured and we didn’t know how long it was going to be ‘til my next fight. So there was something to keep me in shape and stay busy, but I start training and like anyone else, I was like, “Oh no, I want to do all the cool moves. Why can’t I do this?” And Josh [Barnett] was like, ‘Nobody can do the things you do, even though you think they’re simple. People will kill.’ So we had this whole thing.”

Baszler continued, “I remember going to PWG and seeing Candice wrestle and Candice … for the most part, she’s associated as the only girl with PWG, at least in the modern PWG that everyone’ knows. So here’s Candice doing all this crazy stuff and that’s the same Candice in the picture I posted with the blood all over her face. But, I remember at the end of the show going, ‘If that’s what girls have to do, I will never be a wrestler. I’ll never be able to do that stuff.’ And I tell Candice that story often, I remind her of that. But yes, she’s another one that would be really fun.”

NXT Live Event Results – August 8, 2019

Albany, New York:

Candice LeRae & Tegan Nox defeated Io Shirai & Bianca Belair

Candice LeRae reveals her motivation to becoming an NXT Superstar

Prior to NXT TakeOver: Toronto, NXT Superstar Candice LeRae welcomes her mom and two nieces to the WWE Performance Center and opens up about the motivation her family gives her every day and what it means for her family to see her compete at her first NXT TakeOver.

NXT TakeOver: Toronto Preview

NXT TakeOver: Toronto Preview
Candice LeRae vs. Io Shirai

Candice LeRae has one objective in mind at TakeOver: Toronto: to make Io Shirai suffer.

LeRae has been searching for payback ever since The Genius of the Sky betrayed her in June. Shirai used a steel chair to obliterate LeRae immediately after Shirai lost to NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler in a Steel Cage Match for the title. Following the attack, Shirai showed no remorse; instead, she’s declared her independence from LeRae — the one Superstar who had Shirai’s back during her war with Baszler and the Horsewomen — and made clear that she doesn’t need, or want, any friends.

But if Shirai thought her lashing would put LeRae in her rear-view mirror, then she’s not familiar with “Tenacious C.” LeRae sent Shirai packing with an ambush on the June 24 edition of NXT. LeRae intended to fight fire with fire, reaching for a chair during the melee, but Shirai escaped before she could receive her comeuppance.

There will be nowhere to run, however, when LeRae and Shirai finally square off at TakeOver: Toronto. Don’t miss this huge grudge match when TakeOver streams live Saturday, Aug. 10, at 7 ET/4 PT, exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network.

Source: WWE.com

NXT Results – August 7, 2019

NXT Results – August 7, 2019

We see a video package highlighting the feud between Candice LeRae and Io Shirai and how Shirai turned on her former friend. The two will do battle this Saturday night, at NXT TakeOver Toronto.

NXT Results – June 26, 2019

NXT Results – June 26, 2019

Steel Cage Match for the NXT Women’s Championship
Shayna Baszler vs. Io Shirai

Shirai charges right in, but gets caught with a bunch of strikes by Baszler. Shirai gets sent towards the cage, blocks it, back and forth counters lead to Baszler stretching Shirai out and then stomping her on the back. Baszler looks to walk out, Shirai trips her up and lands a kick. Shirai with a dropkick, kip-up, and falls down for a moment from the damage she’s already sustained. She pops back up and hits a palm strike, Shirai begins climbing the cage, Baszler brings her back down and sends her face first into the cage. One more time, but this time back first.

Baszler cranks Shirai’s neck, sends her into the cage once again, kick to the back, cover, two. Shirai with an inside cradle, two, Baszler up and again sends Shirai into the cage. Baszler shoving Shirai into the cage, punch to the midsection. Baszler looks to walk out, but decides to beat up Shirai some more, cover, two. Baszler tries to send Shirai into the cage again, no luck, Baszler goes into it and Shirai hits two dropkicks, sending the champ into the cage both times. Double knees to the back of Baszler, german suplex with the bridge, two-count.

Double knees in the corner on Baszler. Shirai heads to the top rope, then goes to the top of the cage, Baszler chases after brings her back to the top rope. Baszler looks to choke Shirai out up there and Shirai get dumped down to the mat. Shirai is able to get back up and hit a german suplex on Baszler off the top rope! Shirai heads out to the door, as the referee opens it, both Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir run out and hold the ref against the door, so Shirai can’t get out. The door ends up getting kicked, sending the ref down to the ground. Shafir locks the door as Shafir looks to get out. Shirai climbs the cage and meets Shafir at the top. Candice LeRae runs out, sends Duke into the side of the cage, climbs it, and kicks Shafir off the cage.

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