Still reeling from Tommaso Ciampa’s vicious assault on her husband Johnny Gargano last week, Candice LeRae appeared to be less than completely focused on her opposition, the ever-impressive Bianca Belair.
Looking to exploit LeRae’s distractedness, Belair overpowered LeRae in the early going, even dropping her with an awe-inspiring deadlift press slam. LeRae endured, and instead of compartmentalizing her grief, she rechanneled it as fury, firing off a series of forearm strikes against Belair. Candice Wrestling also hit a missile dropkick, but the scary-strong Belair shook off a subsequent tornado DDT attempt. The EST of NXT then sent LeRae crashing to the mat with her Alley-Oop fallaway powerbomb, giving Belair the biggest win of her young NXT career.
Whether the result can be chalked up to LeRae’s state of mind didn’t matter to Belair; The EST of NXT savored her milestone victory all the same, while LeRae was left more crestfallen than before.
Article source: WWE.com