WWE News: WWE not signing up under-21 wrestlers for now
In a recent turn of events. WWE have tweaked their hiring policy in a major way, with the franchise closing the door on signing talents under the age of 21- reports allwrestlingnews.com.
The move comes as a major surprise, with talents much younger than the age of 21 being tapped up in the past.
WWE’s recent HR modification came to light via an incident in Australia, where the company tapped up 19-year-old up and coming wrestler, Demi Bennett of Adelaide, 18 months ago, in order to gain her signature for the approaching WWE tryout camp.
Bennett promptly filled up the questionnaire and presented it to the company for consideration, only to be told by officials that her application was declined and she was being pulled from the camp due to her being under the age of 21.
However, the company didn’t cut ties with Bennett completely and told her that she was free to reapply for the camp once she reached the age of 21.
This could be a strategic move on the part WWE, considering that they have often used talents who are much younger than 21 in the past before.
This could also be due to the tightening up of WWE guidelines concerning health hazards of performers, in so far as ensuring that those who sign with the company are legally of age to realise the full implications of what they are getting themselves into.