Candice LeRae Talks Working With Husband Johnny Gargano In NXT
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Candice LeRae has turned heel for the first time in her WWE career aligning herself with her husband, Johnny Gargano, who himself is also in the middle of a true heel turn for one of the first times in his career.
Speaking with Newsweek, Candice spoke openly about enjoying the time with her husband and the real-life feelings that go into her new morality on camera.
“It’s pretty amazing, I will say. Even before Johnny and I were dating, I always admired him as a wrestler and as a person,” she said. “We obviously have our usual married couple banter here and there, a little bickering. But I feel like we bring out the best in each other. I mean that’s why we’re married, right? I love it, she’d say.”
She continued, “There were a lot of real-life feelings. There were a few times that Johnny and I were noticing that fans were turning their backs on us. In Io [Shirai’s] cage match with Shayna [Baszler] where she lost, and I was out there to help Io. [The crowd] were like 50/50 and even after the match they were like, ‘Io is alright I guess,’ and then when she turned her back on me and started beating me up some people were cheering. I was just laying there thinking, ‘How are you cheering for this? This is bad. You shouldn’t be supporting somebody doing something bad.’”
She continued, discussing the moment where she would turn on Tommaso Ciampa and officially align with her husband on screen.
“I felt really lucky. Any time I can work with my husband I’m grateful. But everyone that was involved in that whole match, from the film crew to the backstage guys that no one gets to see, they worked so hard. So to be a part of that and to have a big impact on that match… I just feel very lucky,” said Candice.
LeRae will face rival Mia Yim, on tonight’s episode of WWE NXT.