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Candice LeRae is tougher than you.
The slogan on this indie scene standout’s T-shirt may as well be her personal battle cry. A relatively undersized brawler who could convincingly cosplay as Elsa from “Frozen,” LeRae prides herself on her ability to endure punishment and keep on fighting. The fact that she has gone to war against heavyweights like Cesaro and Kevin Owens, and is the only woman to ever win a championship in the male-dominated Pro Wrestling Guerilla, speaks volumes about her tenacity.
Inspired by charismatic underdogs like Chris Jericho and Shawn Michaels, this modern-day Mighty Mouse is willing to take whatever risk necessary to pull off a victory. So, a few words of advice to the other competitors in the Mae Young Classic: If you want to win it all, you better be tougher than Candice LeRae.