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NEW RECRUITS ARRIVE AT WWE PERFORMANCE CENTER, NEW WWE BOOK NEXT MONTH, WWE SENDING PATRIOTS CHAMPIONSHIP BELT & MORE

By Steven Fernandes & Paul Jordan on 2017-02-07 08:53:00

WWE: WrestleMania: The Official Poster Collection will be released on 3/21.

WWE officially announced that four Chinese talents have begun training at the WWE Performance Center last week.Gao Lei, Gu Guangming, Cheng Yuxiang and Wang Xiaolong were among the seven Chinese recruits signed to WWE developmental contracts following a four-day tryout WWE held in Shanghai last June. The four join Zhao Xia, Yifeng and Big Boa, who began their training at the Performance Center last month, and Tian Bing, who last summer became WWE’s first Chinese talent signed to a developmental contract. To read more about them individually, click here.

Triple H tweeted the following about sending a WWE Championship to the new Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots. 



The Thesz/Tragos issued the following:

Gerald Brisco to conduct talent evaluation during Hall of Fame weekend
WATERLOO, Iowa--For the seventh consecutive year, Hall of Famer Gerald Brisco will evaluate professional wrestlers during the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Hall of Fame weekend in Waterloo, Iowa. The event will be held at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center on Friday, July 21 starting at 11:30 a.m. 

Each year, wrestlers from across the country get in the ring in hopes of getting to the next level. This evaluation is open to both men and women who are active wrestlers, referees, or managers.

This is an incredible opportunity to get in front of a current WWE talent scout. Brisco only conducts three evaluations worldwide each year, including Waterloo. Last year, three wrestlers from the evaluation were selected to go to Florida to attend a tryout at the WWE Performance Center. After the evaluation, Brisco, JJ Dillon and a guest (past guests include Jim Ross, Terry Funk, and Danny Hodge) will speak to the group.

The format for the evaluation is that each wrestler will wrestle a full match with an introduction. This will immediately precede the first round matches of the Hall of Fame Classic, an eight-man elimination tournament.

Brisco will run optional drills and provide instruction to those chosen for a paid tryout. This will take place before the evaluation begins.    

Several independent wrestling promoters throughout the Midwest will watch the evaluation as well. This is a great networking opportunity for any professional wrestler. 

Registration opens today. Cost of the evaluation is $150. All proceeds benefit the Dan Gable Museum and the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, a non-profit organization.

In order to be considered, participants must send a resume including a picture and the following information: height, weight, age, name of trainer, and a brief list of career highlights to Troy Peterson at WRESSHOW@YAHOO.COM. The evaluation is open to both men and women of all experience levels.

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