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Watch Joey Ryan’s emotional farewell speech after Candice LeRae’s last pre-WWE match

In case you missed it, Candice LeRae officially joined WWE this week as part of a loaded new class at The Performance Center.

Before becoming a capital-’S’ Superstar full-time, however, she had a commitment to fulfill for Bar Wrestling in California. It provided LeRae with more than just an opportunity to say goodbye to the independent fans - it also gave her one last chance to work with her World’s Cutest Tag Team partner and frequent collaborator Joey Ryan.

Candice pinned Joey, then after a long ovation (and leading her nieces in singing “Happy Birthday” to her mom), Joey got on the mic to talk about what she means to him.

Check it out above (Ryan’s speech start ~4 minutes in). The Lucha Underground star thanks his partnership with LeRae for rekindling his love of the business, and says he doesn’t watch WWE any more, but will make sure he tunes in whenever Candice is on screen.

It’ll make you believe in a thing called love.

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