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Candy Floss Confirms Her Departure From NXT UK

Candy Floss

NXT UK Superstar Candy Floss has confirmed her departure from WWE, almost three years after she last competed in the ring for the company.

The 22-year-old English star first competed on the NXT UK brand back in December 2018 when she unsuccessfully challenged Rhea Ripley for her NXT UK Women’s Championship.

Candy Floss competed several more times for the brand before she signed a deal with WWE in January 2020. However, she never again competed for the company and announced in July 2021 that she was on leave from WWE.

Now, Candy Floss has taken to social media to post a statement that confirms that her time with WWE has come to an end as well as explaining her absence:

“In May 2019 I lost my mum to cancer then in January 2020 I signed with NXT UK.”

“Unfortunately, my dream career with WWE got put on hold when, during the pandemic, I was diagnosed with severe PTSD and anxiety because of the trauma I experienced witnessing my favorite person, my mum, fight for her life. I decided I needed to put my mental health first and WWE couldn’t have been more supportive.”

“In December 2021 my contract with WWE expired. It is very sad for me as I wish my journey with WWE didn’t have to end like this as I’ve worked so hard to get signed. I just want to say thank you to WWE for dealing with me so well as I know it’s not an easy situation, I’m very grateful for it all.”

“From fighting in the ring nearly every day, I found myself being in the biggest fight with my mental health. On a positive note, I am doing so much better! My dream isn’t over, life just decided to be very unfair (not so sweet) towards me. Hopefully I will be back in the ring again sometime soon and hurt my 90 year old back again. Thank you to everybody for supporting me!”