WWE News: WWE has tryout in Melbourne, reveals names of prospects
WWE continue their global expansion, with a stop in Australia.
WWE has posted an article on their website stating that they had a tryout at Melbourne, Australia, with their quest for more international talent continuing. The statement read:
“More than 20 independent wrestlers attended a tryout held Thursday in Melbourne, hours before NXT took over the Margaret Court Arena. WWE scouts also held smaller tryouts earlier on the NXT Live tour, in Osaka, Japan, and Perth, Australia.”
The NXT Tag Team TM-61, formerly known as TMDK (The Mighty Don’t Kneel) had its former members Jermaine “Jonah Rock” Haley, and Luke “Slex” Guyett have a tryout in an attempt to join their former partners Shane Thorne and Nick Miller in NXT.
Some of the other notable names were Chantelle “Shazza McKenzie” Allison (formerly of NXT, Shimmer Women Athletes, and Shine Wrestling), Adam Wilmot/Adam Brooks, who trained under NXT Superstar Buddy Murphy, and Kellyanne Salter, a wrestler who has performed in USA, Mexico, and Canada, apart from her native country of Australia.
WWE’s website also mentioned that the tryout is admist the fact that international recruits in WWE are now at an all-time high, with Australia being a prolific region for talent in recent years.
Some of the Australian talent currently in the Performance Center include Buddy Murphy, TM-61 (Shane Thorne & Nick Miller), Peyton Royce, Billie Kay, and Chris Atkins.
Another market WWE is trying hard to break into is China, securing a deal with PPTV. Their first Chinese prospect signed to WWE was Bin Wang, who now goes under the name Tian Bing.
Bin Wang opened up on being the company’s first ever Chinese signing:
WWE’s global expansion is also seeing them attempt to bring the WWE Network into these countries. Singapore was the first Asian country to get the Network. India and Japan followed. Next year, WWE will attempt to get the Network into China. It already has a presence in Australia
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