Shayna Baszler Retains WWE NXT Women’s Title Over Candice LeRae


Shayna Baszler is still the WWE NXT Women’s Champion as Candice LeRae did not bring enough to become the new champion.

Baszler beat LeRae to retain the title during Wednesday’s episode of WWE NXT. Heading into this match, there was speculation regarding Baszler’s future as the NXT Women’s Champion and her status under the NXT banner. 

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

This was a key match in the women’s division as Baszler has been a top champion since winning the title back at the Evolution pay-per-view event in Long Island, New York at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in October.

This contest was set up on the premiere episode when WWE held a match that would determine who is next line for a title shot. 

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

As seen in the match, LeRae ended up winning it. As a result, LeRae had earned a future title match against Baszler. 

What are your thoughts on Shayna Baszler retaining the NXT Women’s Title? Was this the right call by WWE officials? Sound off in the comment section.