WWE announced earlier this week that Candice LeRae will officially be joining the company to work on NXT. LeRae has been a celebrated performer on the independent wrestling circuit for a number of years now, and she wrestled her final non-WWE match at last night’s Bar Wrestling event. LeRae defeated her tag team partner Joey Ryan in the main event of the show. After the match ended, LeRae brought her family into the ring to sing happy birthday to her mother. Ryan then cut a promo thanking Candice for all that she has done in the business so far before wishing her well as she embarks on her new WWE tenure. A video of the encounter can be viewed below:
It was reported a while back the the city of Edmonton had voted to ban all forms of combat sports from taking place in the city. The ban came just after Tim Hauge died during a fight that took place in the city. WWE had been scheduled to host an event in the city on February 9th, but they announced that the show was cancelled due to the ban. PWInsider recently provided an update to the story by revealing that the City Council has recently decided that the genre of professional wrestling will be exempt from the ban. The moratorium on combat sports in the city of Edmonton is still expected to stand until at least December 2018. No word on whether or not WWE will be returning to the city at this moment.
Impact Wrestling star Moose was reported to have suffered a leg injury during the promotion’s recent television tapings in Florida. Apparently, the injury proved not to be as severe as originally thought, because Moose is already stepping back into the ring again. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter has revealed that the former Impact Grand Champion’s leg was determined to be stiff but alright when he went for a medical checkup. Moose will likely continue on with his wrestling career with little to no time being taken away due to the injury. Expect to see Moose back in Impact by the time that the company tapes more television shows.