Candice Gargano (née Dawson; born September 29, 1985) is a Canadian professional wrestler better known by her ring name Candice LeRae who is currently signed to the WWE where she is the current and longest reiging WWE Mixed Tag Team Champion alongside her husband Johnny Gargano and  a former WWE Global Champion. She is best known for her work on the American independent circuit, for promotions including Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) and Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW). She is a former one-time PWG World Tag Team Champion with Joey Ryan as The World's Cutest Tag Team.

Professional wrestling career

Early Career (2002–2007)

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (2007–2015)

Other promotions (2007–2016)

WWE (2016–present)

Global Champion and feud with Asuka (2016–present)

Personal Life

LeRae married fellow professional wrestler Johnny Gargano at Disneyland on September 16, 2016. They have been featured in a short-documentary on their dynamics as a wrestling couple. She is an avid fan of Disney and the Anaheim Ducks.

In Wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Balls-Plex (Crotch clutch suplex) – 2002–2016
    • Reverse frankensteiner, sometimes whilst springboarding
    • The Heart Breaker (Independent circuit) / Lightning Bomb (WWE) (Modified Gory bomb)
  • Signature moves
    • German suplex
    • Missile dropkick
    • Moonsault
    • Mrs. Gargano Escape (Octopus hold swung into a chickenwing over-the-shoulder crossface)
    • Suicide dive, sometimes transitioned into a tornado DDT
    • Violence Party (Forearm smashes and chops in quick succession to a cornered opponent)

Championships and Accomplishments

  • Alternative Wrestling Show
    • AWS Women's Championship (1 time)
  • DDT Pro-Wrestling
    • Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship (1 time)
  • Dreamwave Wrestling
    • Dreamwave Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Joey Ryan
  • Family Wrestling Entertainment
    • FWE Women's Championship (1 time)
  • Fighting Spirit Pro Wrestling
    • FSP Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Joey Ryan
  • Pro Wrestling Guerrilla
    • PWG World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Joey Ryan
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • Ranked No. 9 of the top 50 female wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2018.
  • Smash Wrestling
    • Gold Tournament (2015)
  • WWE