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Kandace Angelica Perez (born November 3, 2000), better known by her ring name Kandy Perez is an American wrestler and pornographic actress currently signed to United Kingdom-based promotion Fusion Pro Wrestling (FPW) and makes regular appearances for Battle Championship Wrestling (BCW), an Australian independent promotion owned and operated by Josh Poffo, where she is the current Women's Champion. She has formed wrestled for Universal Championship Wrestling (UCW), Women's Pro Wrestling Federation (WPWF), Premier Wrestling and Xtreme Pro Wrestling Association (XPWA) where she made her in-ring debut in February 2020. Perez became the first openly transgender wrestler in SL history to sign with a major pro wrestling promotion when signing with Premier Wrestling in 2020.






Backstory

Kandace Perez was born on the November 3, 2000, and was born and raised in the Bushwick district of Brooklyn, New York. She took an interest in pro wrestling at a young age, as her dad is a music producer, providing many custom theme songs for professional wrestlers and even helping her dad in that department after finishing high school. She cites wrestlers such as Honey Bluntz, Rani Patel, Bazza Windlow, Mythil Woyseck and Maxine as being her inspirations.

Career History

Women's Pro Wrestling Federation (WPWF)

Perez signed on with Women's Pro Wrestling Federation (WPWF) in January of 2020 after being a being apart of a tryout class with several others. Despite losing her tryout match to Ursula Black, the trainers were impressed with how quickly she caught on. She then began received further training from Lady Death as well as Natas Grimore. on April 4th, she lost an exhibition match against Lady Death. She made her Asylum debut on April 25th, losing to Samantha Foxy. The next week, she lost to Chiyoko after receiving a spray of green mist from Rie Kurihara. On May 9th, Perez suffered her third straight loss, this time against Rena Kadoya, though she got in a lot more offense this time than with her other opponents.

Xtreme Pro Wrestling Association (XPWA)

Perez continued her training with WPWF but over the weeks, XPWA owner, Bo Drago took an interest in her. Inviting her to a training class of other peers, he was impressed enough to put her on their flagship show, Revolution. In her in-ring debut on February 15th, she defeated Naria Humide with her Kandy Go Round before on February 20th, she teamed with Harley Ryder in a Mixed Tag Team Match to defeat Krieg and Nightwolf when Ryder defeated Krieg on Madness. Shortly after, she was booked for the FPW, Final Countdown, but the company have folded before the event could take place.

Universal Championship Wrestling (UCW)

In Early 2020, It was announced at the February 29th interpromotional event In Deep 2 that Perez signed on with Universal Championship Wrestling. At the same event, she suffered a loss to HAW legend, Honey Bluntz, in a bikini match. On March 21st at UCW's inaugural show, We Are UCW, she lost again to Honey Bluntz in an exhibition match. Things were looking rough for Perez's career in UCW until on April 12th at UCW's first FPV, Genesys, She gained her first victory against Kentake in the main event, despite interference from Alicia Mercer. On the April 25th edition of Breakout, Perez was called out by Alicia, igniting an argument and a brawl before Alicia was saved by Kentake, who left Perez laid out cold. The next Breakout (May 2nd), she faced Izzy Baum, losing but showing a lot more fight than she ever has in UCW, earning respect from the crowd and her peers. On May 9th's Breakout, Perez lost against Crystal Knox after a low blow and an accidental Pescado from Perez to Knox's mentor, Honey Bluntz. The next Breakout (May 16th), she lost against Emma Grey by DQ after Grey's rival, Madison McCarthy interfered and attacked her. Perez never gained the opportunity to redeem herself, as the federation closed its door in June of 2020.

Premier Wrestling

It was announced on February 27th on her official Twitter page that Kandy Perez had signed a part-time contract to Premier Wrestling. She made her debut for the company on March 14th at a house show, losing to Venomous Nicole. On March 28th, she gained her first victory, defeating Jenn Logas at an Unplugged show with the Code Green in an upset. Perez then competed at the Relay For Life house show, representing Premier Wrestling, and defeating Cassady Payne with a Split-Legged Moonsault. On April 13th (taped April 10th), Perez would debut on Premier Wrestling television programming in the second episode of their fifth season, facing Logas again, but this time losing due to multiple distractions from Brandon Ixito. The next episode on April 20th (taped 16th), Ixito was seen spying on Perez as she was stretching before her match. Later in the show, Perez defeated Venomous Nicole with her Kandy Go Round, but after the match, Ixito came out, telling Perez that she's his and grabbed her before she was saved The Hunter. The next week on the Mid-Season Finale, she managed The Hunter as he defended the Middleweight Championship against Brandon Ixito, leading The Hunter to victory. On April 25th, After defeating Rebel Sweetheart at another Unplugged show, Perez earned herself a Number One Contender's Match on the next episode. On the May 4th(Taped May 1st) episode of Premier Wrestling, she competed against Jenn Logas in the Number One Contender's match for the Women Championship, only winning by DQ after Rebel interfered, attacking her. However, Perez then fought back and the brawl between the two women had to be separated by several referees. The next episode on May 11th(Taped May 7th), She was forced to team with Rebel against Nakita and Logas and despite miscommunications between the two, Perez picked up a win for her team over Nikita, the reigning Women's World Champion with a Kandy Go Round. She was scheduled to face Rebel Sweetheart and Nikita for the Women's Championship on the season 6 finale, but she was attacked backstage by Sweetheart before the match could take place and she was replaced with Jenn Logas. Perez left the company on May 16th, citing issues with the owner such as misogyny, and lack of opportunities for the women's roster.

Digital Championship Wrestling Federation (DCWF)

On July 10th of 2020, DCWF announced the signing of Kandy Perez. She debuted on July 19th on an episode of Full Tilt, scoring an upset on the much bigger Bellona, who then attacked her after the match. The next episode on July 26th, She face Vilenaux and Gina Rose, losing to the latter after she pinned Jaxi due to a weapon shot. On August 2nd, her next match was against Kimberly Smith, who won by DQ after Gina attacked her. Following this, she also attacked Perez. The next week, Kandy gained a bit of revenge, distracting Gina during her match with Carmelita Marcel and subsuquently costing her the match. Later that night, She teamed with Emma Grey as a surprise against Joanne Steel and Regan Blair, getting the win for her team over Joanne with her Kandy Go Round. However, the following week, she finally faced Gina Rose, but this time ending in a double countout. The two eventually meet again on September 13th, with Kandy losing to Gina Rose and keeping the rivalry going. The next Full Tilt on September 20th, Kandy suffered a loss to Gina Rose. However, the next week, Gina Rose attacked Emma Grey after losing a match against her, prompting Kandy to make the save, which got thwarted by Rose's new bodygaurd, Malia. On the September 27th edition of Full Tilt, Perez and Grey faced Rose and Malia in a losing effort. Over the course of the next week, Perez and Joanne Steel had been going back and forth on social media, culminating in a Hardcore Match on October 3 at WTF Warzone, where Perez was back body dropped off the stage and through a table, injuring her collarbone. Despite this, she still gained the pinfall victory with A Trash Can Lid-assisted Split-Legged Moonsault. Though, she was forced to take a bit of time off in the ring. She made her return in 2021 on the March 20th edition of Full Tilt, teaming with Vanessa De Silva to defeat Samantha Foxy and Jaxi Vilenaux. Unfortunately, the match was cut from the YouTube broadcast due to time constraints. In July, Kandy decided not to renew her contract with the DCWF, parting ways with the promotion in favor of Fusion Pro Wrestling.

Slam City Pro Wrestling (SCPW)

Due to their working relationship with DIgital Championship Wrestling Federation, Perez was able to make appearances for the metaverse wrestling promotion, Slam City Pro Wrestling. She made her debut on the December 12th, 2020, edition of Slammed, gaining her first singles victory against Honey Bluntz. Her next appearance was on the Jan 17th 2021 edition of Slammed, gaining another pinfall victory against Goldie Fawn. Her last appearance was in a 3 way dance against Goldie Fawn and Abbie Todd. She was eliminated first by Goldie, before she, too was then eliminated for Abbie Todd to come out the victor.

Personal Life

Kandace is an only child. She is of African-American and First Nations (Odawa heritage) descent. She graduated from high school a year early in June of 2018, excelling in cheerleading, gymnastics, as well as being the only female on her powerlifting team in her junior year.

In Wrestling

Finishers

  • A Splash Of Color [Split-Legged Moonsault] - used as a signature in 2020-2021
  • Kandy Go Round [Diving Somersault Seated Senton]

Trademark Moves

  • Double Fudge Handspring [Corner Double Handspring Back Elbow Smash]
  • Kama Sutra [Octopus Hold]
  • Sugar Rush [Swinging Fisherman's Neckbreaker]
  • Triple Hershey Chocolate Kick [Tiger Feint Kick]
  • Axe Kick
  • Crossbody Variations
    • Diving
    • Slingshot Plancha
    • Springboard
  • Elbow Drop
  • European Uppercut
  • Front Missile Dropkick
  • Full Nelson Bomb
  • Hip Attack
  • Hurricanrana Variations
    • Frankensteiner
    • Spinning Headscissors Takedown
  • Knife-Edge Chop
  • Leg Drop
  • Northern Lights Suplex
  • O'Connor Roll, sometimes while bridging
  • Olap Special
  • Powerslam
  • Rolling Neck Snap, usually preceded by a snapmare
  • Rolling Thunder
  • Romero Special
  • Roundhouse Kicks
  • Scorpion Kick
  • Snap Suplex, sometimes double or triple rolling
  • Swinging Neckbreaker
  • Tornado DDT
  • Victory Roll

Entrance Video

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Kandy Perez Entrance Video

Entrance Music

"Betty Buss it" by Big Freedia ft. Soaky Siren, Tank, and The Bangas (Current)

"Candy" by Foxy Brown ft. Kelis (2020-2022)

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