WWE NXT Superstar, Candice LeRae recently spoke with Newsweek where she admitted it took her a while to find herself in the NXT environment.
“I think I just hadn’t been myself when I got here. I didn’t feel confident in anything I was doing basically, [laughs]so when I’m not confident in it, I’m like ‘do I want to spring off the ropes and flip on somebody? Or do i want to fly in the ring and crash and burn?’ The thing is, a lot of the things I do are so risky. The willingness to risk my body for these matches is what I sacrificed the most. And it’s not the fans fault. It’s just I felt insecure with what I was doing, and I was fearful to do it. And now I’m like, ‘you know what, if I’m not going to give it my all and do me, then what am I doing?’”
LeRae continued, discussing how the match against Io Shirai at Takeover Toronto brought the best out of her:
“When I got [to NXT]I felt I was sacrificing who I was for no rhyme or reason. I think then I was being insecure. The match with Io forced me to deliver and be myself. And now I feel like I’m wrestling like I always had before coming here. And now I’m able to give fans the me I’ve always been and should never sacrifice that again, because I want people to see the me that they liked before me getting here, and I want the people who don’t know who I am to see that version of me too because that’s who I truly am. I want them to feel the love for wrestling that I feel.”