AEW’s roster is packed at the moment but even though the company is reaching their limit when it comes to signing new faces, they could be holding out hope that they can bring in a star that is already contracted to WWE.
Joey Ryan and Candice LeRae were quite the team on the Indies and the current NXT star’s alliance with Ryan was thought to have been one of the reasons why she garnered the attention of WWE to begin with.
Ryan could have a fantastic future in All Elite Wrestling on his own, but it appears that the company likes putting teams back together and have hinted numerous times about Candice LeRae because they have been asking about “The Blonde Girl” that Ryan was once teamed with.
Dave Meltzer recently noted on The Wrestling Observer that Candice LeRae is stuck in a contract with WWE and definitely isn’t going to be released anytime soon since WWE is currently reluctant to release any stars from their contracts.
“They also asked him, ‘Hey Joey whatever happened to the blonde girl?’ which is like their running gag which is really interesting because that’s about Candice LeRae and Candice LeRae is legitimately under contract to WWE. She’s not getting released. Not now, that’s for damn sure.”
“So it’s like they like to pay off all their angle and I guess in two years this one will pay off, but it’s gonna be a slow build,” he said via Ringsidenews.
Candice LeRae’s husband Johnny Gargano is currently part of NXT alongside her as the current Champion so it’s unlikely that she would ask for her release in the near future. Even though LeRae enjoyed her time alongside Ryan as The World’s Cutest Tag Team, it makes more sense for her to remain part of the company with her husband, at least until her contract expires.