WARNING: We have detected your browser is out of date. For both performance, security and a better web experience you should keep up to date to avoid viruses, malware, hijacking and stay on top of compatibility features.
 
RSS Feed

 

 

WWE Announces Thirty-Seven Athletes Who Reported to Performance Center

Posted By: Caylon Knox on Feb 09, 2018

WWE Announces Thirty-Seven Athletes Who Reported to Performance Center

WWE has announced the thirty-seven athletes who reported to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida this week for a three-day tryout.

The following comes from WWE.com:

Thirty-seven athletes arrived at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla., this week for a three-day talent tryout, WWE’s first such camp this year.

The prospects began in-ring drills Thursday under the guidance of Matt Bloom, WWE Performance Center Head Coach, and William Regal, WWE Director of Talent Development, Head of Global Recruiting and NXT General Manager, as well as other members of the WWE PC’s coaching staff.

The camp features a diverse group of WWE hopefuls from around the globe, including athletes from Canada, the United Kingdom, Cameroon, Hungary and Israel. A wide range of athletic backgrounds is represented at the tryout, with candidates coming from the worlds of mixed martial arts, amateur grappling, gymnastics, bodybuilding, strongman competitions and football. The camp also features several top prospects from the independent wrestling scene in the U.S. and abroad.

  • Austin White, aka Austin Theory, a 20-year-old independent wrestling standout who has wrestled for EVOLVE Wrestling and currently holds the Full Impact Pro Heavyweight Title, a championship once worn by Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roderick Strong. A pro bodybuilder as well, White placed first in the 2015 NPC Georgia Teen Men category at age 17.
     
  • Former UFC fighter and Ultimate Fighter finalist Matt Van Buren. Among other accolades, the 6-foot-6, 233-pounder is a former Barbarian Fight Club Heavyweight Champion and Modern Gladiators Heavyweight Champion.
     
  • Kailey Dawn Farmer, a 5-foot-10 wrestler who competes on the independent scene as Kamilla Kaine. Prior to sports-entertainment, Farmer played Division I softball and was a member of the Atlanta Steam, a team in the Legends Football League.
     
  • 24-year-old Stacey Ervin Jr., a decorated gymnast from Michigan. Standing 5-foot-8 and weighing 180 pounds, Ervin was a member of the 2013 NCAA Championship University of Michigan men’s gymnastics squad, and he has medaled in in numerous competitions.

 

  • 6-foot-3, 227-pound Kaliq Elliott, who comes to the camp with a background in MMA and extensive training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
     
  • Susan Cashdollar, a fitness model and stuntwoman who played in the football organization now known as the Legends Football League
     
  • Monique Jacqueline Williams-Jenkins, who wrestles on the indies as MJ Jenkins. She has learned the ropes under such luminaries as WWE Hall of Famer Johnny Rodz and 2018 WWE Hall of Fame inductee D-Von Dudley.
     
  • 6-foot-4, 355-pound strongman David Vieru. He played football at Oregon State and has six years of amateur wrestling experience.
     
  • Juan “The Kraken” Adams, a 6-foot-5, 283-pound collegiate wrestler-turned-MMA fighter who holds a 3-0 pro fight record and is 4-0 in amateur competition
     
  • 25-year-old Brianna Rae Sparrey, a former college softball player from Illinois. Under the alias Kylie Rae, she has competed for SHIMMER Women Athletes and is the reigning Diamonds Champion for Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling.
  • 22-year-old Tal Bar-On, a 6-foot-4, 245-pounder from Petah Tikva, Israel, who has competed under the Israeli Wrestling League banner
     
  • MMA veteran Derrick “Caveman” Mehmen, a 6-foot-4, 255 pounder who has fought in Strikeforce, Bellator and the World Series of Fighting. A two-time junior college All-American wrestler, Mehman has 29 pro fights under his belt and was awarded the KO Punch of the Year in 2013.
     
  • Dominic “The Dominator” Boulanger, from Longueuil, Quebec. Boulanger played semi-pro baseball and hockey in Canada before training for the ring under Quebec wrestling stalwart Dru Onyx.
     
  • 23-year-old Elias Evan Markopoulos from Massachusetts. A young veteran of 10 years, he has learned the ropes under Al Snow and legendary trainer Rip Rogers, as well as at the Massachusetts-based Chaotic Training Center. He is the current Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Champion, a title formerly held by Tommaso Ciampa and WWE PC recruit Chris Dijak.
     
  • Nicolette Burton, a 6-foot-tall bodybuilder who was an NPC Women’s Physique and Figure competitor
     
  • 2014 Miss Saskatchewan Amanda Ruller. Ruller played running back in the Legends Football League for the Los Angeles Temptation and is the in-stadium gameday host for the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders.
  • 27-year old magician and wrestler Evan Cloyd, better known by his ring name Jarek 1:20. Trained by The Brian Kendrick, Cloyd has wrestled for EVOLVE, Beyond Wrestling, Championship Wrestling from Hollywood and Combat Zone Wrestling, among other groups.
     
  • Cody Croslin, aka Tyler Bateman, a 16-year independent wrestler veteran based out of California
     
  • Powerlifter and fitness model Aline Elkin, of Netanya, Israel. Elkin is a four-time Miss Bikini Israel.
     
  • Independent wrestler Laszlo Fogarasi. Originally from Hungary, the 6-foot-4, 235-pounder co-founded the first wrestling promotion in Hungary before coming to train in America. He also played amateur ice hockey in Hungary and was a member of the country’s national floorball team.
     
  • Five-year wrestling veteran Ryan Greeness. Competing under the names Moonshine Mantell and “The Raging Bull” Maverick, Greeness has received training from Funaki and Taka Michinoku, as well as Rudy Gonzalez. 
     
  • 25-year-old Summer Hilliard, an event emcee from North Carolina who has a background in performing arts
  • 6-foot-3, 250-pound Kevin Kesar, who competes under the ring alias Kevin Kross. With a background in a variety of combat sports, including catch wrestling and sambo, Kesar has wrestled in India and Mexico, and he received the Cauliflower Alley Club’s 2018 Rising Star Award.
     
  • 20-year-old Maria Nicole Spiro, aka Maria Manic, a 5-foot-9 powerhouse who has wrestled for organizations including CZW, Beyond Wrestling and Northeast Wrestling
     
  • Rob Kimball, aka Rob Ryzin, a 10-year wrestling veteran who has competed on NXT against the likes of Tyler Breeze, Baron Corbin and Drew McIntyre
     
  • 23-year-old Hyowon Roscoe Lihinag-Tam, originally from Yaoundé, Cameroon in Africa. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder played football and rugby in college.
     
  • 28-year-old Michael Lilly, an MMA fighter who holds a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has 15 years of amateur wrestling experience
     
  • Dylan Bostic, a 26-year old who has wrestled for organizations throughout the Midwest, California and Canada, and competes regularly in Ohio Valley Wrestling
  • Aaron Machbitz, a former first baseman for the South Dakota State University baseball team. Machbitz has wrestled in independents throughout the U.S. and competed on tour in Germany under the name Jaxon Stone.
     
  • Rebecca McMonagle, a 5-foot-10 gymnast-turned-wrestler from the United Kingdom. She counts U.K. legend Marty Jones among her wrestling coaches.
     
  • 28-year-old independent wrestler Brittany Quintana, who has more than 20 years of dance and choreography experience
     
  • 6-foot-5, 275-pound Dallas Rogan, a bodybuilder from Colorado who also played college football
     
  • 21-year-old Alexia Nicole Romano of Ontario, who competes under the nickname “Bubblegum Princess” on the indies. She holds a second-degree brown belt in karate and was a rival and former teammate of NXT Superstar Aliyah.
  • 6-foot-3, 285-pound Daniel Sikes. Sikes has won wrestling titles through the Midwest under the ring name Marc Houston.
     
  • U.S. Air Force veteran Nickolaus Barnes of Utah. A bodybuilder and former bobsled/skeleton competitor, Barnes first trained for sports-entertainment in England.
     
  • Nathaniel Wright, a U.S. Marine Corp veteran and personal trainer from Ohio
     
  • Indie wrestling veteran Brian Balch. Over the course of his 10-year career, Balch has competed under the aliases Earl Cooter and Bryan Idol, and he has stepped in the ring against the likes of Tony Nese and Goldust.

Coverage of this tryout continues today and tomorrow on NXT’s official Instagram account, via Instagram Story.

Source: WWE.com

Tags: #wwe #nxt #wwe performance center
https://wrestlr.me/50627/  
Adding comments is disabled due to age of article.
 

» More News From This Feed

Jul 08
Update On More New WWE Title Belt Designs
WWE recently unveiled a new United States Championship belt design on Monday's Raw. It would seem as if they also have plans at some stage to change up some more title belts. @BeltFanDan revealed on [...]
Jul 08 - WWE recently unveiled a new United States Championship belt design on Monday's Raw. It would seem as if they also have plans at some stage to change up some more title belts. @BeltFanDan revealed on [...]
Jul 08
Taz To Make Shocking Announcement On Tonight's AEW Fyter Fest
Tony Khan has announced that Taz and Brian Cage will be interviewed by Tony Schiavone during Night 2 of AEW Fyter Fest on TNT. Khan revealed that Taz's will make an announcement that will send shockw[...]
Jul 08 - Tony Khan has announced that Taz and Brian Cage will be interviewed by Tony Schiavone during Night 2 of AEW Fyter Fest on TNT. Khan revealed that Taz's will make an announcement that will send shockw[...]
Jul 08
Triple H Comments On The Great American Bash Competing With AEW
Triple H discussed WWE using the Great American Bash event name for the recent episode of NXT to compete with AEW's Fyter Fest last week. Here is what he told SI.com: “It absolutely is part [...]
Jul 08 - Triple H discussed WWE using the Great American Bash event name for the recent episode of NXT to compete with AEW's Fyter Fest last week. Here is what he told SI.com: “It absolutely is part [...]
Jul 08
More Details On The New WWE United States Title Design
@BeltFanDan on Twitter, who revealed the WWE U.S. Title was getting a new design back last year has tweeted some more interesting information regarding the design of the new belt. He tweeted: "Mor[...]
Jul 08 - @BeltFanDan on Twitter, who revealed the WWE U.S. Title was getting a new design back last year has tweeted some more interesting information regarding the design of the new belt. He tweeted: "Mor[...]
Jul 08
Top NJPW Wrestler Didn't Know Who Vince McMahon Was, Kenny Omega Responds
Dave Meltzer shared a story on Twitter of NJPW wrestler Kota Ibushi attending NXT TakeOver: Dallas in 2016, when he went backstage he reportedly met Vince McMahon but had no idea who he was. "The f[...]
Jul 08 - Dave Meltzer shared a story on Twitter of NJPW wrestler Kota Ibushi attending NXT TakeOver: Dallas in 2016, when he went backstage he reportedly met Vince McMahon but had no idea who he was. "The f[...]
Jul 07
Jay Lethal Issues Statement Denying Sexual Harassment Allegations
Jay Lethal then issued the following statement on recent allegations made against him by Kelly Klein, who claims he has sexually harassed multiple women while in ROH. “It has always been my c[...]
Jul 07 - Jay Lethal then issued the following statement on recent allegations made against him by Kelly Klein, who claims he has sexually harassed multiple women while in ROH. “It has always been my c[...]
Jul 07
Vince McMahon Remembers His Father On His Birthday
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has taken to Twitter to remember his father the late great Vince McMahon Sr., on what would have been his 106th birthday. McMahon Sr. died aged 69 on May 24, 1984. &ldqu[...]
Jul 07 - WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has taken to Twitter to remember his father the late great Vince McMahon Sr., on what would have been his 106th birthday. McMahon Sr. died aged 69 on May 24, 1984. &ldqu[...]
Jul 07
WWE Hires New Chief Financial Officer
WWE issued the following: STAMFORD, Conn. – July 7, 2020 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced the appointment of Kristina Salen as Chief Financial Officer reporting directly to W[...]
Jul 07 - WWE issued the following: STAMFORD, Conn. – July 7, 2020 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced the appointment of Kristina Salen as Chief Financial Officer reporting directly to W[...]
Jul 06
WWE Monday Night Raw Results (07/06/2020)
The following are the results of the July 6, 2020 edition of Monday Night Raw: 1. Dolph Ziggler and former WWE Superstar Heath Slater confronted WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. Slater cut an emoti[...]
Jul 06 - The following are the results of the July 6, 2020 edition of Monday Night Raw: 1. Dolph Ziggler and former WWE Superstar Heath Slater confronted WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. Slater cut an emoti[...]
Jul 06
WWE Raw Results: MVP Introduces a New United States Championship Belt
On tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, former two-time WWE United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter introduced a new belt design for the United States Championship, proclaiming himself [...]
Jul 06 - On tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, former two-time WWE United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter introduced a new belt design for the United States Championship, proclaiming himself [...]
Jul 06
WWE Raw Results: Eye for an Eye at Extreme Rules
On tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, Rey Mysterio teamed up with Kevin Owens to take on the team of Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy, with the winning team having the right to name the stipulat[...]
Jul 06 - On tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, Rey Mysterio teamed up with Kevin Owens to take on the team of Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy, with the winning team having the right to name the stipulat[...]
Jul 06
WWE Raw Results: The One-Man Band Returns
In the opening segment of tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, WWE Champion Drew McIntyre was confronted by his former 3MB stablemate Heath Slater after Slater was introduced by Dolph Ziggler, [...]
Jul 06 - In the opening segment of tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, WWE Champion Drew McIntyre was confronted by his former 3MB stablemate Heath Slater after Slater was introduced by Dolph Ziggler, [...]
Jul 06
Recently Released WWE Superstars Appearing On Tonight's Raw
Heath Slater, who was released from the company back in April will be appearing on tonight's episode of WWE, according to PWInsider. Despite his release, Slater is still under WWE contract as he is s[...]
Jul 06 - Heath Slater, who was released from the company back in April will be appearing on tonight's episode of WWE, according to PWInsider. Despite his release, Slater is still under WWE contract as he is s[...]
Jul 06
Former WWE Superstar Sarah Logan Announces She's Pregnant
Former WWE Superstar Sarah Logan (Sarah Rowe) teased a "major announcement" for today, and the big news is that she is pregnant. Logan was released from WWE recently as part of the roster cost-cuttin[...]
Jul 06 - Former WWE Superstar Sarah Logan (Sarah Rowe) teased a "major announcement" for today, and the big news is that she is pregnant. Logan was released from WWE recently as part of the roster cost-cuttin[...]
Jul 06
WWE SummerSlam 2020 To Be Held At WWE Performance Center
WWE has reportedly taken the decision to hold this year’s SummerSlam pay-per-view at the Performance Center in Orlando Florida, according to PWInsider. The company was hoping to hold the event [...]
Jul 06 - WWE has reportedly taken the decision to hold this year’s SummerSlam pay-per-view at the Performance Center in Orlando Florida, according to PWInsider. The company was hoping to hold the event [...]
Jul 06
Rey Mysterio Reportedly Refused A Pay Raise, WWE Still Negotiating A New Deal
As previously reported, Rey Mysterio’s WWE contract has expired and he is currently working without one. In an update from The Wrestling Observer, Mysterio reportedly asked Vince McMahon for a [...]
Jul 06 - As previously reported, Rey Mysterio’s WWE contract has expired and he is currently working without one. In an update from The Wrestling Observer, Mysterio reportedly asked Vince McMahon for a [...]
Jul 06
Preview For Tonight's WWE RAW - Champion vs. Champion Match Set
Tonight’s WWE Raw will take place from the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida with lots more build heading into the Extreme Rules: The Horror Show pay-per-view. At the time of this report, [...]
Jul 06 - Tonight’s WWE Raw will take place from the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida with lots more build heading into the Extreme Rules: The Horror Show pay-per-view. At the time of this report, [...]
Jul 06
Unusual Drake Maverick Tweet Causes Concern
An unusual tweet from Drake Maverick's Twitter account on Monday morning has many fans concerned and wondering. Drake later deleted the tweet and tweeted and update. It read: "It’s Renee. Dr[...]
Jul 06 - An unusual tweet from Drake Maverick's Twitter account on Monday morning has many fans concerned and wondering. Drake later deleted the tweet and tweeted and update. It read: "It’s Renee. Dr[...]
Jul 06
WWE Makes Another Change To Extreme Rules PPV Name
WWE has made another change to the Extreme Rules pay-per-view name. It was originally referred to as Extreme Rules: The Horror Show but advertising on the WWE website have been referring to the show [...]
Jul 06 - WWE has made another change to the Extreme Rules pay-per-view name. It was originally referred to as Extreme Rules: The Horror Show but advertising on the WWE website have been referring to the show [...]
Jul 06
Rey Mysterio Currently Not Under Contract To WWE
Rey Mysterio is reportedly not under contract to WWE right now. The following was noted by Dave Meltzer: "Dave Meltzer has confirmed that Mysterio's WWE deal, which he signed in September 2018[...]
Jul 06 - Rey Mysterio is reportedly not under contract to WWE right now. The following was noted by Dave Meltzer: "Dave Meltzer has confirmed that Mysterio's WWE deal, which he signed in September 2018[...]
Jul 06
WWE To Debut New Title Belt Design On Tonight's Raw
As has been reported for a while now, WWE has been in the process of changing the design of the United States Championship. WrestleVotes is now reporting that the new design will debut on tonight&rsq[...]
Jul 06 - As has been reported for a while now, WWE has been in the process of changing the design of the United States Championship. WrestleVotes is now reporting that the new design will debut on tonight&rsq[...]
Jul 05
Sarah Logan Teases Big Announcement For Tomorrow
Sarah Logan is set to make a big announcement tomorrow. Logan recently revealed she’s “stepping away” from wrestling following her WWE release back in April. She posted the followin[...]
Jul 05 - Sarah Logan is set to make a big announcement tomorrow. Logan recently revealed she’s “stepping away” from wrestling following her WWE release back in April. She posted the followin[...]
Jul 05
Tony Khan Has High Praise For AEW Star Orange Cassidy
During an interview on the AEW Unrestricted podcast, AEW President Tony Khan put over Orange Cassidy. Check out what he said below: "If you look back to 2019, a lot of people don’t remember t[...]
Jul 05 - During an interview on the AEW Unrestricted podcast, AEW President Tony Khan put over Orange Cassidy. Check out what he said below: "If you look back to 2019, a lot of people don’t remember t[...]
Jul 05
Jim Cornette Thinks AEW Should Hire Former Impact World Champion Tessa Blanchard
During the most recent episode of his Drive-Thru podcast, Jim Cornette said that AEW should sign former Impact World Champion, Tessa Blanchard. On how he thinks AEW should sign Tessa Blanchard: [...]
Jul 05 - During the most recent episode of his Drive-Thru podcast, Jim Cornette said that AEW should sign former Impact World Champion, Tessa Blanchard. On how he thinks AEW should sign Tessa Blanchard: [...]
Jul 05
People Backstage in WWE Reportedly Pushing Hard for Tessa Blanchard to be Signed
As fans are aware, former IMPACT Wrestling World Champion and Knockouts Champion Tessa Blanchard is currently a free agent after parting ways from IMPACT. The 24-year-old's name has reportedly been b[...]
Jul 05 - As fans are aware, former IMPACT Wrestling World Champion and Knockouts Champion Tessa Blanchard is currently a free agent after parting ways from IMPACT. The 24-year-old's name has reportedly been b[...]

© 2006-2020 wrestlingnewssource.com

All rights reserved. All other trademarks, logos, video, likeness and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
Terms of Service · Privacy Policy · Π