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Candice LeRae added to NXT number one contender's match


A fourth participant has been added to the number one contender's match for next week's live episode of NXT.

It will now be Mia Yim vs. Bianca Belair vs. Io Shirai vs. Candice LeRae in a fatal four-way match next Wednesday (September 18). The match was originally announced as a triple threat prior to LeRae being added.

There was a segment on this week's NXT episode where LeRae went into William Regal's office and asked him to explain why he keeps rewarding Shirai's behavior. Regal agreed with LeRae and made the match a fatal four-way.

Regal said he might change it to a fatal five-way if Ripley defeated NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler in their non-title match in this week's main event. Baszler won by disqualification when Ripley stopped Baszler from using a steel chair and used it herself instead. Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke had come down to the ring and distracted Ripley before that.

WWE has yet to announced when the winner of the number one contender's match will challenge for Baszler's title.

For the September 18 and September 25 episodes of NXT, the first hour will be live on USA Network and the second hour will be live on WWE Network. NXT will then move to airing live on USA Network for the full two hours starting on October 2.

Velveteen Dream defending his North American Championship against Roderick Strong has been announced for the USA Network portion of next week's episode, while a street fight between Matt Riddle and Killian Dain will be on the WWE Network part of the show.

During this week's NXT episode, it was also teased that The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) will challenge for Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish's Tag Team titles next Wednesday.