WWE Announces New Class of Rookies to Join WWE Performance Center

WWE is thrilled to announce its new class of rookies ready to begin their journey to WWE Superstardom.

The 17 prospects include a variety of up-and-coming players who have already made a name for themselves in mixed martial arts and amateur wrestling, as well as several soccer, volleyball and soccer stars.

Valerie Loureda is an acclaimed mixed martial artist who once fought in Bellator, where she compiled a 4-1 record. The 24-year-old Miami, Florida native has a black belt in taekwondo and has already made waves in the MMA world for her social media presence. Loureda is also the first Cuban-American to be signed by WWE.

The 24 year old Tracy Hancock is already an internationally renowned amateur wrestler, having competed in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Colorado Springs native spent five years training with Team USA Wrestling, winning a bronze medal at the 2021 World Wrestling Championships.

A former Miss Indiana, Alexis Lete heads to the WWE Performance Center after four years on the George Washington University volleyball team as the main center blocker. Social media star, Lete is best known for her viral Wonder Woman TikToks as well as hosting a cryptocurrency podcast, “Crypto Cast”.

Bucktrot tiller is a 6-foot-4, 305-pound former offensive lineman from the University of Tulsa. Originally from Stroud, Okla., Bucktrot is a proud representative of his native heritage as a member of the Muscogee Creek Tribe.

24 years Abule Abadi-Fitzgerald is from Lakeland, Florida originally from Nigeria. The 6-foot-5, 284-pounder spent four seasons as a defensive tackle for Kentucky.

AJ Amrhein is a renowned fitness instructor from Scottsburg, Ind., and a former tumbler with the prestigious Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling team. Amrhein is a three-time national champion with The Bears and was named 2020 Female Athlete of the Year.

A force of 6 feet 4 inches and 335 pounds Antoine Frazier hails from Huffman, Texas, where he excelled on the football field before becoming an offensive line regular at the University of Kansas and the University of Northern Iowa.

A WWE NIL 2021-22 Athlete, Isaac Odugbesan is a three-time SEC shot put champion. The Lagos, Nigeria native currently holds the indoor and outdoor distance records for Alabama.

24 years Daniel McArthur is a four-time NCAA All-American and ACC Track & Field Champion from the University of North Carolina. At 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds, McArthur holds the indoor and outdoor shot put records at UNC and competed at the 2020 Olympic Trials.

Gina DeLucia is a 24-year-old Crossfit competitor ranked among the top women in the United States. A graduate of Ole Miss, DeLucia is a former cheerleader who went on to compete internationally in some of Crossfit’s most renowned competitions.

Giovanna Eburneo has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, winning the Pan American and European Championships. The 25-year-old Sao Paulo, Brazil native is also a personal trainer.

Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, houston miller is a 6-foot-4, 260-pound beast who played three seasons for Texas Tech along the defensive line.

Caleb Balgaard is a multi-sport athlete from Fenton, Michigan. The 6-foot-3, 209-pound, 24-year-old stood out on the Southern Alabama baseball team as a utility hitter.

Standing at 6 feet 1 inch, 310 pounds, Joe Spivak is another 2021-22 WWE NIL athlete from Northwestern University. A native of Darien, Illinois, Spivak was named captain of the Wildcats football team. The defensive lineman was also named to the 2021 Wuerffel Trophy Watch List, which honors college football’s most influential community service leaders.

Sarah Baer was an outstanding college football and basketball player at both Bowling Green University and Lynn University. The 26-year-old also has a master’s degree in criminal justice.

The 23 year old Tiana Caffey is a former LSU college football player. A native of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Caffey was called up to play for the United States U17 national soccer team.

A menace on the grill and on the mat, Romain Macek was an offensive lineman for Duquesne University and a bronze medalist at the PIAA State Wrestling Championships. The Pittsburgh, Penn., 6-foot-1, 265-pound native holds the Duquesne bench press record at 450 pounds.

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Kristen T. Prall