Jabroni Journal: Candice LeRae 101

May 4, 2017

On this week's episode of NXT, Candice LeRae made her Full Sail debut in the women's battle royale. While she may not have won the match, the internet was abuzz a couple weeks back when photos of her surfaced inside an NXT ring. So why all the hype? 

Candice LeRae has been busting her ass on the independent wrestling scene for the last 15 years, both as a singles wrestler and as a part of the former PWG (Pro Wrestling Guerilla) tag team champions World's Cutest Tag Team alongside the "King Of Dong Style" Joey Ryan. She is an incredibly dynamic in-ring performer who can fly high and brawl in hardcore-style matches or lock up and grapple with the best of 'em. In fact, one of her most well-know matches was a "Guerilla Warfare" match where she teamed up with Joey Ryan against the Young Bucks in a brutal, blood-soaked war. The unforgettable moment of the match was when the Young Bucks slipped on a wrestling boot with hundreds of thumbtacks glued to the bottom, only to superkick her straight to the face, opening up a huge wound that would soak her face in crimson for the rest of the match. If you're a fan of women's wrestling, it might surprise you to see intergender matches (male vs. female) and it's a shocking visual to see Candice's face covered in blood as she continues to fight her way through the match. 

She has wrestled all around the world, from small VFW halls and armories to stadiums in Japan. On a personal note, she married fellow NXT star Johnny Gargano this past September....at Disneyland ! How cool is that? 

Watching Candice make her debut on NXT makes me excited for this summers upcoming Women's Tournament!

Here's her infamous PWG match with Joey Ryan against the Young Bucks. If you like what you see, purchase a DVD from PWG and support indie wrestling !