A prominent name was ticked off many WWE fans' 'most wanted' lists this week, as it was confirmed that independent wrestling mainstay Candice LeRae is finally on her way to the company, ending months of rumours and speculation.
The 32-year-old is set to report to the Performance Center by the end of the month, and will start competing for NXT soon after. This isn't her first rodeo, though. LeRae was involved in last summer's Mae Young Classic, where she fell to eventual finalist Shayna Baszler in the third round, and has also competed for NXT on a freelance basis twice in the past, sparking talk of a full-time role.
LeRae arrives in WWE following a long, storied run with companies like PWG, DDT, and, briefly, ROH. She's among the women's wrestling scene's most celebrated talents, and should make an excellent addition to NXT, where potentially awesome matches with Ember Moon, Kairi Sane, and more await. Her marriage with NXT Title contender Johnny Gargano opens up all kinds of storytelling possibilities, too.
Let's get to grips with Candice's career before she inevitably becomes Full Sail University's favourite women's wrestler.