Little did Candice LeRae know that when she destroyed Shotzi Blackheart’s tank, it would be a prelude to war.
The two rivals will collide as captains of opposing teams inside WarGames at NXT TakeOver: WarGames on Sunday, Dec. 6.
Blackheart and The Poison Pixie have long been jostling for position in the NXT Women’s Championship picture, but their tensions became personal in recent weeks. When a masked Indi Hartwell attempted to help LeRae defeat Io Shirai for the NXT Women’s Title, Blackheart snuffed out the interference and LeRae came up short.
LeRae fired back where it hurt the most, running over Blackheart’s trademark tank in a hummer as Blackheart looked on in tears.
The Poison Pixie wasted little time assembling her team, recruiting Dakota Kai and Raquel González, and perhaps most stunningly, Toni Storm, who shockingly betrayed Ember Moon after previously teaming with her.
Moon will get a chance at payback after becoming the first to teammate to join Blackheart. Rhea Ripley later joined the squad as well, less than a week after being assaulted by LeRae and company on NXT, and NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai rounded out Team Shotzi in emphatic fashion, evening the odds and helping Blackheart overcome Goázalez in a Ladder Match to claim the advantage for this bout.
With two star-studded squads and heated personal vendettas nearly across the board, which team will emerge victorious?