New #1 Contender Set For Shayna Baszler’s WWE NXT Women’s Title


There is a new #1 contender in the WWE NXT women’s division and that’s Candice LeRae. 

During Wednesday’s episode of NXT in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University, WWE held a match that would determine who is next line for a title shot. 

A Fatal 4-Way Match featuring Candice LeRae, Bianca Belair, Io Shirai, and Mia Yim took place with the winner becoming the next challenger to NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler.

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As seen in the match, LeRae ended up winning it. As a result, LeRae has earned a future title match against Baszler. As of this writing, there’s no word yet on when this contest will take place. 

WWE could save it for the October 2nd episode as that is a special episode for two reasons. 

First, it marks the first broadcast that will see the show air for a complete two-hours on the USA Network. The second reason is due to them going head-to-head each week with All Elite Wrestling’s new series on TNT.

Whenever this title match does take place, there will be speculation regarding Baszler future as the NXT Women’s Champion and her status under the NXT banner. 

The reason for that is because of the WWE Draft coming up as the company could move her to the main roster whether that’s on RAW or SmackDown Live.