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5 things you didn't know about Kacy Catanzaro

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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:21 IST

Catanzaro with Ricochet
Catanzaro with Ricochet

It is being reported that NXT Superstar Kacy Catanzaro is leaving WWE. Catanzaro bagged an opportunity for a tryout with WWE at their Performance Center in early 2017. Months later, her signing was announced during the Mae Young Classic. Catanzaro made her in-ring debut against Reina González at an NXT live event on April 19, 2018, in a losing effort.

Catanzaro returned the favor to González on the 2nd episode of the Mae Young Classic, defeating her in the first round match, and went on to lose to Rhea Ripley on the 5th episode. She also appeared in the Royal Rumble Match earlier this year. One of her latest tweets saw Catanzaro talk about going your own way and thinking outside the box. She is currently dating WWE Superstar Ricochet.

According to a report, a back injury is the reason Catanzaro is leaving the company. She wrestled her final NXT match against Io Shirai. Let's take a look at five things you probably didn't know about Kacy Catanzaro.

#5 She is a former NCAA gymnast

Catanzaro is a former gymnast
Catanzaro is a former gymnast

Catanzaro, while studying at Towson University in Mayland, was named the "Southeast Regional Gymnast of the Year". This honor was bestowed upon her by the National Collegiate Athletics Association.

She once spoke about starting gymnastics when she was four-five years old, and dropping everything else in an attempt to build a career in it. In a chat with ESPN, Catanzaro talked about how her past training as a gymnast helped her succeed in American Ninja Warrior.

It was one of the best times of my life. When you get to the competition, most people don't know how their body will react to the pressure. But I do. I've competed literally hundreds of times in gymnastics and trained how to do what I need to do at just the right time.
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Published 02 Sep 2019, 10:21 IST
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