Candice LeRae returned to WWE on the September 26 episode of WWE Raw as a surprise opponent for Nikki ASH.
LeRae had not wrestled since July 2021 as she went away on maternity leave. She delivered Quill, her son with Johnny Gargano, in February 2022. Her contract with WWE expired in May 2022.
Speaking to MuscleManMalcolm, LeRae was asked when she knew she would be returning to WWE.
"Johnny and I both knew for sure about a week before he debuted. I knew for a while. Keeping it a secret was very very difficult. We really, in this day in age with so much social media and so many things leaking, and trying to keep that a secret was difficult. Him being a secret was a little harder. Me being a secret was easy but hard because I was going with him to train as his training buddy, but it was just, 'I'm just training with him.' Then people weren't expecting me to be ready to come back so soon. Not even Triple H was. When we said, 'Hey, what do you think?' He was like, Oh, okay.' Everyone was surprised. I'm glad that, in this day and age, we were able to be genuine surprises," she said.
Johnny Gargano returned to WWE on the August 22 episode of WWE Raw after leaving the promotion in December 2021 following the expiration of his contract.
LeRae is currently feuding with Damage CTRL (Bayley, Dakota Kai, IYO SKY) on WWE Raw.
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