Candice LeRae def. Renee Michelle in a First-Round Match

Candice LeRae vs. Renee Michelle -- First-Round Match: Mae Young Classic, Aug. 28, 2017

High-risk aerialist Candice LeRae battles fellow American Renee Michelle in the opening round of the Mae Young Classic. Video courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Kicking off the final set of First-Round Matches was a battle between independent wrestling phenom Candice LeRae, the wife of NXT Superstar Johnny Gargano, and multidiscipline martial artist Renee Michelle.

Johnny Wrestling clapped alongside the WWE Universe as they threw their support behind LeRae. The petite risk-taker traded holds with Michelle, but Michelle wiped her out with spin kick. As those who have seen her go toe-to-toe with the world’s toughest women know, LeRae doesn’t quit easily. After Michelle’s moonsault attempt came up empty, LeRae dropkicked Michelle and then took her on Miss LeRae's Wild Ride, a swinging neckbreaker off the middle rope. After that, there was no coming back for Michelle.

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