The Mae Young Classic was a landmark event being the first-ever female exclusive tournament in WWE. They brought talent from all around the world to compete for the chance of having those amazing bragging rights of calling themselves the winner. It also turned out the winner got a shot at the NXT Women’s Champion at NXT TakeOver: WarGames, which is fun too.
Candice LeRae was one of the many fierce females who traveled to Full Sail University to compete in this inaugural tournament. She recently spoke to Ring Rust Radio where she discussed how it felt to compete in this important tournament.
“Still to this day it’s insane to me because it is something that I’ve wanted since I was a six-year-old little kid,” LeRae said. “It’s super cool, and I felt like I’ve been preparing my entire career for that. That’s what everything was for—so I could have that opportunity.
“I used to think I got into wrestling at the wrong time and it was never going to happen for me because I was a little different than some of the other girls that I was around when I first started wrestling. I’m starting to realize everything happened as it was supposed to and I got into it at exactly the right time, so I am very thankful.”
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