Io Shirai Turns Heel, Attacks Candice LeRae

On last night’s episode of NXT, Shayna Baszler successfully retained her NXT Women’s Championship against Io Shirai in a steel cage match.

Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir came out during the match to help Baszler, by preventing Shirai from escaping the cage. Candice LeRae help keep things balanced by coming out to help Shirai.

During the end of the match, Shirai was about to make it out of the cage when Baszler locked on her with her submission finisher ther Kirifuda Clutch through the bottom rope. Shirai was able to muster some strength to smash the cage’s door on Baszler’s head, but the champ ended up falling to the floor to win.

While The Horsewomen helped Baszler to the ramp, LeRae went to console Shirai. But what the Genuis of the Sky did next surprised the audience. She snapped, and put LeRae down, and kicked her multiple times. She next gets a chair and hit LeRae in the gut and on her back. Shirai then headed back to the ramp after beating up LeRae, and claimed that she didn’t need any friends.

The vicious attack left LeRae to recieve medical attention from WWE officials.