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Update On Candice LeRae’s WWE Contract

Candice LeRae making her way to the ring

A new report has offered an update on the WWE contract status of Candice LeRae.

Candice LeRae hasn’t wrestled since The Great American Bash in early July 2021 where she and her partner Indi Hartwell lost the NXT Women’s Tag Team Titles to Io Shirai and Zoey Stark. The following month it was announced that LeRae and her husband Johnny Gargano were expecting their first child.

Although LeRae initially remained on television, she later disappeared from view as she began her maternity leave.

While the star has been off television, her contract status has become a point of speculation. This only intensified, when Gargano’s WWE deal expired in December 2021. At time of writing he is yet to re-commit to WWE or sign elsewhere, and remains a free agent.

Although it had previously been noted that Candice LeRae’s contract expired in 2022, details have been a little more scarce. However, a new report has noted that her contract is set to expire in “the Spring.”

The report from Fightful Select adds that her contract hasn’t been renewed or frozen. Furthermore a WWE source said it was unclear as to whether her contract could be frozen due to her maternity leave. LeRae is not expected to return to WWE before her deal expires and new terms haven’t been discussed.

Despite this, both LeRae and Gargano are said to remain on good terms with WWE, and the company would welcome both of them back. Finally, WWE had no plans to concern LeRae with renegotiating while she is away.

Candice LeRae and Johnny Gargano welcomed baby Quill into the world on February 17th 2022. Gargano has since revealed that he always planned to be a free agent when his first child was born, before confirming that he’s now available for appearances.