One Mae Young competitor has officially been signed by WWE, while another looks to be headed in as well.
Candice LeRae, who was a competitor in the Mae Young Classic last summer, has officially signed with the promotion. An article on WWE.com's website confirmed the signing this afternoon:
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.
Johnny Gargano commented on her signing:
Meanwhile, a PWInsider report says Serena Deeb is at the Performance Center today. WWE has not confirmed her signing, though last week a report said they were interested in bringing her back. She is best known for her 2010 run as CM Punk's associate in the Straight Edge Society.