WWE recently announced that their Performance Center in Orlando has welcomed nine new recruits. Regarding the new signees, WWE Executive Vice President, Triple H has commented :
"WWE is constantly scouting the world for the most talented athletes and entertainers. This new class will have every opportunity to fulfill their dreams of becoming a WWE Superstar, as they train out of the WWE Performance Center in Orlando."
The new training class includes the following wrestlers:
Theophilus Agbi (6 foot 5, 270 pounds)
The Brooklyn, New York resident is a graduate of Amherst College. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree, and another one in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought(LJST). Agbi is also an experienced amateur wrestler as he was a part of the NCWA All-American team in 2013 and 2015.
Alvin Abitz (6 foot 6, 285 pounds)
From Fond du Lac, Wisconsin this new WWE signee is an army veteran, with a rugby and kickboxing background.
Demitrius Bronson (5 foot 11, 215 pounds)
Born and brought up in Gilbert, Arizona, Bronson attended the Eastern Washington University. Apart from several years of NFL experience, he has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.
Tom Budgen (5 foot 11, 212 pounds)
The Amsterdam resident, popularly known as Tommy End has won championships in ICW, wXw, PWG, BJW, EVOLVE, and several other promotions.
Chris Lindsey (5 foot 10, 212 pounds)
Lindsey, better known as Roderick Strong, has 13 years of wrestling experience. He has worked for ROH, NJPW, TNA, Dragon Gate, PWG and EVOLVE in the past.
Damian Mackle (6 foot 4, 322 pounds)
Mackle, who was born in Belfast, Ireland, shares training experience with Finn Balor, WWE trainer Robbie Brookside, Johny Moss and more. Famous as Big Damo, he has won multiple championships in his career and worked for promotions like ICW, NJPW, TNA, Scottish Wrestling Alliance, etc.
Victoria Gonzalez (6 foot, 175 pounds)
Gonzalez has been training in Gulf Coast Wrestling Alliance in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her father, Ricky Gonzalez has in-ring experience with WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels.
Famous as ‘Crazy’ Mary Dobson, Sarah has trained in Kaientai Dojo in Japan. In her four years as a wrestler, she has performed for numerous wrestling promotions all over the globe.
Taynara Melo de Carvalho
She has represented Brazil in the 2016 Olympic trials in Rio de Janeiro. Carvalho is also a black belt in Judo.
Joining the WWE’s Performance Center is considered to be the stepping stone of one’s WWE tenure. These nine talents will be training alongside a group of other 65 men and women.
Here’s a video of a tryout at the performance centre, just to give you a glimpse of what upcoming superstars have to go through before they could be accepted:
The first Chinese WWE Superstar, Bin Wang recently joined the Performace centre as well. Here’s a video of him practicing:
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