WWE NXT Women’s Battle Royale Ends in Major Upset

Published 09/23/2020, 9:06 PM EDT


WWE had a huge Battle Royale on NXT with 11 Superstars fighting it out in the ring. The match was fought with utter mercilessness and Superstars went flying over the top rope. However, Candice LeRae managed to pull off an upset by picking up the victory

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The match started off as a riot. Every Superstar brawled it out like a true bar fight, but it started getting more interesting as the stakes got higher.

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Rhea Ripley entered in style and expected to easily win the tournament, but she was surprisingly eliminated! NXT Talent Kacy Catanzaro impressed with a very lion-hearted performance. She was undoubtedly the wild card.

However, she too couldn’t use the raw skill to her advantage and was eliminated. The finalists of the tournament were the favorite Shotzi Blackheart and Candice LeRae.

Few fans expected Candice LeRae to actually win the Battle Royale

Everyone expected Shotzi to get her second shot at the title, and compete in another superb wrestling showdown against Io Shirai. Fate had other plans.

Both Superstars found themselves in a fight for their lives outside the ring ropes on the steel steps. While technically out of the ring, neither of the Superstars’ feet had touched the floor yet.

Suddenly, Shotzi caught her opponent in a very unfortunate position, lying on her back at the bottom of the steel steps. Shotzi had it in her hands and attempted to kick Candice off. However, LeRae was a lot more tactful.

Using Shotzi’s position to her advantage, LeRae maneuvered and used her feet to thrust Shotzi off the ring and straight down to the floor!

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The major upset was pulled off and all the trash talk had actually delivered! Candice LeRae will face off against Io Shirai for the NXT Women’s Championship. She stands a good chance of winning and making history at the same time.

Johnny Gargano, for one, is immensely proud of his partner, and we may see the title switch hands. Even though she does talk over her due, Candice LeRae surely has the skills to pay the bills.

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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