The WWE are always looking for new stars to join their ranks and they have a broad range of where these stars of the future come from.
You just have to look at some of the recent call-ups from NXT to notice that WWE stars can come from all walks of life. Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady might be the one of the hottest tag teams in the WWE right now, but they started off as former college football and basketball players, respectively. And then there's Braun Strowman, who was a weightlifter and strongman before becoming a member of the Wyatt Family.
Well, the WWE will be hoping their latest batch of recruits will be able to follow in their footsteps as they today revealed ten new signings who will be headed to the WWE Performance Center.
“With support from our world-class coaching staff at the WWE Performance Center, these men and women will have the chance to hone their skills and fulfill their dream of becoming a WWE Superstar,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative.
“Our state-of-the-art training facility gives our talent every opportunity to succeed and grow, and I’m pleased to welcome this new class to WWE.”
We'll give you a quick rundown of the signings here:
Babatunde Aiyegbusi - Born in Poland, Aiyegbusi made a name for himself last year as he tried to win a spot on the Minnesota Vikings roster in the NFL. The former offensive lineman played in Poland and Germany and he stands at 6-foot-9, weighing over 300 lbs.
Bianca Blair - Former track-and-field athlete in college, specialising in the hurdles, Blair is now a CrossFit competitor and powerlifter, featuring in several fitness magazines.
Nikola Bogojevic - Hailing from Wisconsin, Bogojevic is an elite Greco-Roman wrestler, becoming a world champion in the sport at Junior Pan-American Games in 2011.
Carolyn Dunning - From Las Vegas, Dunning is a former Air Force member and is a nationally ranked bodybuilding bikini competitor by The National Physique Committee.
Macey Estrella - Another American on the list, Estrella is a former U.S. Marine and member of the Marine Corps SWAT team. She has had previous wrestling training in American Premier Wrestling.
Nicola Glencross - The first real wrestler on the list, you may know Glencross better as Nikki Storm, a badass Scottish wrestler who has competed all over the World, Japanese Women Pro-Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Eve, Scottish Wrestling Alliance, ICW, PWE, Stardom and Shine.
Terrance Jean-Jacques - An amateur wrestler from Boston, Jean-Jacques was an All-American wrestler at the University of Rhode Island in 2015. Prior to that, he accumulated a 32-2 record in wrestling at the University of Iowa - one of the premier wrestling colleges in America.
Danielle Kamela - A former on-air talent for FOX Sports Arizona, Phoenix Suns dancer and Arizona Cardinals cheerleader, Kamela has trained with former WWE stars Rikishi and Gangrel at Knokx Pro Entertainment.
Michael Nicholls and Shane Veryzer - Better known as a tag team called "The Mighty Don't Kneel", Nicholls and Veryzer went by Mikey Nicholls and Shane Haste in the indie scene. Two-time Heavyweight Tag Team Champions in Pro Wrestling NOAH. Also wrestled in New Japan Pro.
TMDK and Nikki Storm look like they'll head straight to NXT after a month or so of promo work, while the others are definitely "projects" that will take a year or two before we ever see them on TV.
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