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NXT Women's title match announced for October 2


Candice LeRae is the new number one contender to the NXT Women's Championship.

LeRae defeated Mia Yim, Bianca Belair, and Io Shirai in a fatal four-way number one contender's match at the start of tonight's NXT on USA Network premiere. It was later announced that LeRae will get her title shot against Shayna Baszler on the Wednesday, October 2 episode of NXT.

LeRae pinned Yim to win the number one contender's match. Baszler, Marina Shafir, and Jessamyn Duke then came out to the stage, with Baszler and LeRae going face-to-face.

Baszler has been NXT Women's Champion since defeating Kairi Sane at WWE's Evolution pay-per-view in October 2018. This is Baszler's second reign with the title.

October 2 is the first night that NXT is airing live on USA Network for the full two hours. Due to the final two episodes of the USA Network series "Suits," the second hour of this and next week's NXT episodes are airing on WWE Network.

AEW will also debut on TNT on October 2. It will go head-to-head with NXT.