Candice LeRae’s WWE contract has officially expired. The former NXT star is now free agent. Interestingly, her husband, Johnny Gargano has been available for some time after also leaving NXT.

When the news broke of Candice LeRae’s impending free agency, fans immediately began to speculate. Many expect the couple to be a package deal. AEW happens to have a major tournament where there will be at least one surprise competitor.

Twitter exploded with discussion of whether AEW will bring in Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae for the “Joker” spot in the upcoming Owen Hart tournament. There has not been confirmation that the women’s tournament will have a Joker, but that hasn’t stopped wrestling fans from going wild over the possibility.

“Johnny and Candice are both the jokers of the Owen Hart foundation tournament?”


“Is she the female joker for the Owen or do Candice/Johnny show up after the intergender match at DON?”

“Candice LeRae has left WWE and AEW has a surprise Owen Hart tournament entrant…you know what that means”

“@JohnnyGargano i hope you and Candice go together to @AEW you both could be a part of The Owen Hart tournaments.”

Time will tell if Tony Khan is interested in signing Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae. If there does turn out to be a Joker in the women’s Owen Hart tournament, it would make a lot of sense. There is a ton of potential, and many AEW fans are excited about the idea.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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