Candice LeRae

Candice LeRae

Personal Information

Full Name Candice Gargano
Date of Birth September 29, 1985
Nationality American
Birth Place Riverside, California
Height 5 ft 2 in (157 cm)
Weight 110 lb (50 kg)
Current Team(s)
Theme Song Wicked Ways
Debut August 22, 2003
Nickname The Poison Pixie
Family Johnny Gargano (Husband)

Candice LeRae: A Brief Biography

Candice LeRae Gargano is an American professional wrestler signed with WWE. She is a former WWE NXT Women's Tag Team Champion. She is currently on maternal leave.

  1. Professional Wrestling Career
  2. Championships and Accomplishments

Professional Wrestling Career

Early Years (2002-2005)

In 2005, LeRae began her wrestling journey at Empire Wrestling Federation. LeRae has worked for several independent promotions in America, Europe, and Japan.

PWG and DDT Pro-Wrestling (2006-2018)

LeRae rose to prominence after her time with promotions such as PWG and DDT Pro-Wrestling. She performed several hardcore matches and intergender wrestling matches against the likes of Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Kevin Steen, Johnny Gargano, Joey Ryan, and Chuck Taylor. During her time with the promotions, she won multiple championships and wrestled for other promotions as well.


WWE (2018-Present)

Single's Competitor (2018-2020)

In 2017, she entered the inaugural Mae Young Classic and lost. In 2018, she began appearing on NXT to assist Johnny Gargano against Andrade and Zelina Vega. At Royal Rumble, she entered the inaugural Women's Royal Rumble match and lost.

She was heavily featured in the women's division on NXT. She got several championship matches but failed to win. In 2019, Io Shirai attacked her and turned heel. At TakeOver Toronto, she faced Shirai and lost. At WarGames, she joined Team Ripley and won.


The Way (2020-Present)

In April, LeRae turned heel when she attacked Ciampa and assisted Gargano to win. The couple feuded with Keith Lee and Mia Yim but lost. After TakeOver In Your House, Indie Hartwell aligned with Candice LeRae. In 2020, she began feuding with Io Shirai, where she lost on two occasions, TakeOver 31 and Halloween Havoc. At WarGames, Team LeRae defeated Team Blackheart.

In November, Austin Theory, Candice LeRae, Indie Hartwell, and Johnny Gargano created a stable called The Way. In 2021, Hartwell and LeRae entered the Women's Dusty Rhodes Classic and lost. In May, LeRae and Hartwell defeated Blackheart and Moon to win the WWE NXT Women's Tag Team Championship. At Great American Bash, they lost the titles to Stark and Shirai. In August, she announced her pregnancy and went on maternal leave.


Championships and Accomplishments

ChampionshipNumber of Times
AWS Women's World Championship2
Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship1
FWE Women's Championship1
FSP Tag Team Championship1
PWG World Tag Team Championship1
NXT Women's Tag Team Championship1