WWE reveal 11 new recruits to Performance Center - seven nations represented

Published Add your comment

The WWE today proved they truly are scouring the world to find the Superstars of the future as 11 new recruits were welcomed as part of the latest class to begin work at the organization's Performance Center.

Triple H, the WWE's current Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative, was amongst the first to hype up the latest arrivals who will look to make a name for themselves in NXT in the near future.

International stars

And HHH was not wrong when he paid homage to the diversity on show - no less than seven nationalities represented by the wannabe WWE stars, a group that includes a former member of the US Marine Corp in the shape of North Carolina native Kenneth Crawford.

Article continues below

Getting a chance at the WWE's state-of-the-art Florida center doesn't mean you are guaranteed to hit the main roster further down the line but, as the new recruits begin first step of the WWE journey, WWE fans may well be looking at future big name baby faces and heels of the next generation.

Article continues below

Who are they?

In order to fill in the WWE Universe about the 11 who have begun work today we have, courtesy of WWE's official release, some info on each one of them:

United Kingdom -
Peter Howard

Previously excelled in both rugby (collegiate level) and the discus (regional champion) whilst in the UK. Born in Essex, England.

Australia -
Cassie McIntosh

Proficient in dance and acrobatics the potential Diva Superstar worked with former WWE Superstar Lance Storm at his 'Storm Wrestling Academy' in 2012. Has been working with Sydney's Pro Wrestling Alliance since 2011.

Jessica McKay

McKay, like McIntosh, has worked with the Pro Wrestling Alliance in her native Australia (she began in 2008). The female wrestler also has experience with Ring of Honor.

Canada -
Nhooph Al-Areebi

An acrobatic background - four years with Toronto Circus School and training in rhythmic gymnastics - make Al-Areebi an intriguing talent. Speaks both English and Arabic and has trained with Square Circle since 2011.

United States
Kenneth Crawford

Four years spent in the US Marine Corps (where he posted a perfect 300 score in their physical fitness test), Crawford also has an impressive past on the athletic track. The Chicago resident holds High School records in the 200m, 400m and 4x4 relay.

Thomas Kingdon

Kingdon comes from a bodybuilding background where his most impressive success came with the 2013 NCP Central States Competition super-heavyweight class title.

Sesugh Uhaa

A potential Superstar of Nigerian descent, Uhaa began his wrestling training in 2009 having previously been a star of soccer, football and the track.

Levis Valenzuela Jr.

A man of many talents, the Spanish speaking recruit has won a number of awards in ballroom dancing during a time at college that also saw him pick up a BA in Criminal Justice. Spent time living in South Korea and has trained with CWF in Mid-Atlantic.

Radomir Petkovic

A potential Superstar in the mould of Rusev perhaps due his ability to speak both English and Russian. Petkovic is a two-time bronze medal winner in Greco-Roman and Freestyle at the 2009 Mediterranean Games. 

Axel Tischer

The Dresdan native has been training with a German promotion (GWF) since 2006. Like Crawford he has a military past having achieved the rank of Private First Class during his time in the German army between 2005-2007.

Oscar Vasquez

A dual citizen of Mexico and the USA, Vasquez is a known proponent of the lucha libra wrestling style. He also has experience working with the CWF Mid-Atlantic.

What do you think WWE fans? Who amongst the 11 recruits sounds like they could be the next star? Have your say in the comments section below...

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/1a2aYpZ

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms


Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - WWE Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again