WWE announces signing of Candice LeRae


The WWE have officially announced the signing of independent star and Mae Young Classic quarterfinalist Candice LeRae, confirming reports from last week.

She joins Ricochet and War Machine as part of the WWE Performance Center’s newest class of signees.

Read WWE.com‘s briefing of LeRae’ signing below:

“WWE has signed highly acclaimed independent wrestler and Mae Young Classic competitor Candice LeRae.

LeRae is regarded as one of the top female wrestlers on the independent scene. She’s no stranger to the WWE Universe, either, as she made it all the way to the Quarterfinal Round in the inaugural Mae Young Classic last year. LeRae left her mark on WWE while competing in the groundbreaking women’s tournament, reigning supreme in her First and Second Round clashes with high-energy performances. She also vied for an NXT Women’s Title opportunity last October as part of an over-the-top-rope Battle Royal and is married to current NXT Superstar Johnny Gargano.

Standing at just 5-foot-2, LeRae is known for not backing down from anyone, no matter how much bigger they may be. The spunky Superstar has even battled heavyweights like Kevin Owens and Cesaro. LeRae’s tenacity and ability to endure punishment was on full display in the Mae Young Classic and will make her a competitor to watch at the WWE Performance Center.”

LeRae is best known for her intergender wrestling on the independent scene and as one half of the World’s Cutest Tag Team with fellow star Joey Ryan.

Are you excited to see Candice LeRae officially with WWE? Who would you like to see her feud with? How would you book her debut? Let us know in the comments below!