Candice LeRae Names Her Surprising WWE Dream Opponent

Candice LeRae

WWE Superstar Candice LeRae has revealed who her dream opponent is, and the answer was very interesting indeed.

Le Rae was recently interviewed by Keith Whittier. During the interview, she asked about the wrestlers who inspired her to follow her wrestling dream.

“I adored Miss Elizabeth as a child. There was just something about the physicality, in-ring, that left me in awe when I watch wrestling. It’s why I fell in love with wrestling, the wrestling part of it.

I saw Randy Savage and I wanted that, so badly. I fell in love with him and the presence he had in the ring. ‘That’s everything I want to be one day.’ That presence, I want to be halfway as good as he is, I’d be totally pumped about. It’s special. That feeling he made me feel while watching, I loved it.”

During the quickfire segment of the interview, the presenter asked LeRae who her dream opponent was and her reply certainly raised eyebrows. Without hesitation, the Poisoned Pixie revealed WWE Hall of Famer, The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels as her dream opponent.

LeRae and Michaels worked closely together during her time in NXT. Back in 2020, LeRae paid homage to Michaels when she wore HBK-inspired ring gear for an NXT Women’s Championship Number 1 Contender Ladder match.

This isn’t the first time LeRae has revealed she wanted to get in the ring with WWE Hall of Famers. During an interview on Out of Character, she spoke about the things she wanted to achieve upon her return to the company.

“In a perfect world, I would love for me and Johnny [Gargano] to wrestle a mixed tag at WrestleMania. That would be super awesome for me especially if its against Beth and Edge. You know just put that out there in the universe and hope it happens.”

Candice LeRae Returned To WWE Last Year

LeRae made a sensational return to WWE in 2022 after a lengthy hiatus. She was last seen on WWE programming on NXT in December 2021. Since her return, she has feuded with Damage CTRL and appeared in the Royal Rumble.

H/T Fightful