WWE Reportedly Officially Signs Mae Young Classic Competitor
As we noted last week, WWE has been close to signing Mae Young Classic competitor Candice LeRae, who is also the wife of NXT star Johnny Gargano. LeRae appeared at last week’s NXT TV tapings from Center Stage Theater in Atlanta, and worked a dark match against Vanessa Borne.
According to Squared Circle Sirens, WWE has indeed signed LeRae, and she will report to NXT after successfully undergoing the company’s prerequisite medical testing.
LeRae is active on the independent scene, and is best known for making it to the quarterfinals of last year’s WWE Mae Young Classic, during which she lost to Shayna Baszler, who made her WWE NXT in-ring debut on tonight’s episode of NXT. On August 28th, LeRae defeated Renee Michelle in her first round tournament match, and on September 4th she defeated Nicole Savoy in the second round.
LeRae has made sporadic appearances on NXT TV in the past, competing in two battle royal matches, and she is now an official member of the roster. In 2016, Pro Wrestling Illustrated ranked LeRae number 18 of the top 50 female wrestlers in the publication’s annual PWI Female 50 list.
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