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WWE ANNOUNCES TALENTS TAKING PART IN PERFORMANCE CENTER TRYOUTS

By Mike Johnson on 2019-12-07 13:13:00

WWE has been holding their latest Performance Center tryouts in Orlando and released the following list of talents taking part via the WWE website:

*Pierre Bouquiaux, a 6-foot-8, 265-pounder from Belgium with experience as an IFBB bodybuilder and boxing instructor.
*Will Brooks, a former Bellator MMA lightweight champion with UFC experience, who currently competes in the Professional Fighters League.
*Jessie Bush, a referee with seven years of in-ring experience from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
*Zack Carpinello, a.ka. Zack Clayton, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound wrestler from New Jersey, who's appeared on MTV’s Jersey Shore as “24.”
*Anthony Catena of Florida, who trained at the New England Pro Wrestling Academy and has competed for independent promotions like Chaotic Wrestling and Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling.
*6-foot-5, 295-pound Nigel Cawthon, a four-year starter as a defensive lineman for Hampton University with experience as a decorated high school wrestler in his home state of Virginia.
*Michael Crandle, a former defensive end for Robert Morris University. The Pittsburgh native competes on the independent scene as Duke Davis.
*Michael Evans, a 26-year-old athlete from Massachusetts who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 247 pounds. He competed on season 1 of NBC’s “Titan Games.”
*Steven Felger, a referee from Florida who works for the World Wrestling Network family of promotions.
*Stevan and Tome Filiposki, a tag team of brothers from Australia who trained at the PCW Academy and have competed around the world as “The Natural Classics.”
*24-year-old Stephen Gerard of Illinois, who wrestles under the name Stephen Wolf for promotions like EVOLVE Wrestling.
*Clifford Fortune, a 270-pound powerlifter who played Division I football at Norfolk State University.
*Khambrell Gomez, a former football player for Adams State University who also holds the shot put and discus records for the country of Belize.
*Miles Grooms, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound former college football player at Hampton University with Canadian Football League experience.
*Nicholas Harmon, a.k.a. “The Dark Horse” Nick Cutler, an 11-year veteran of the squared circle.
*Anthony Henry, a wrestler with 13 years of experience. Henry competed against NXT Superstar Arturo Ruas on WWE Network during EVOLVE Wrestling’s 10th Anniversary Celebration this past summer.
*Christopher Heyward III, a 6-foot-2, 354-pound wrestler who competes under the name Calvin Tankman.
*30-year-old Gary Jones of Pennsylvania, who has semi-pro football experience and wrestles as Ganon Jones Jr., on the independent circuit.
*Lauren David Jones of Flint, Michigan, who trained at the House of Truth and competes as Palmer Cruise. He once faced The Brian Kendrick on WWE 205 Live.
*Matthew Knotts, a 300-pound Florida native who trained for the squared circle with WWE Hall of Famers The Dudley Boyz and Billy Gunn.
*Ariel Levy, a pro wrestler with three years of experience on the independent scene in his home country of Chile.
*Brandon and Brent Tate are identical twins with 10 years of experience on the independent scene as a tag team, most notably in Ring of Honor, where they were known as "The Boys."
*Khashayar Mirzaei, a.k.a. King Khash, a five-year veteran of the ring with overseas experience in Japan’s Pro Wrestling Zero1.
*Pingi Moli, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound Utah native who played college football at UNLV and has spent four years as a Hollywood stuntman.
*Olumide Ogunnaike, a 250-pound bodybuilder and powerlifter from Cleveland.
*Roman Rozell, a 35-year-old retired Green Beret who walked onto the wrestling team at Arizona State University.
*Isaiah Williams, a New Jersey native who was a three-year starter as a wide receiver for the University of Maryland. He also has experience with six NFL teams.
*Victoria Andreola, a graduate of the Create a Pro wrestling school in New Jersey.
*Jennifer Michell Cantu Iglesias, a 23-year-old champion powerlifter from Mexico.
*Chanice Chase, a seven-time All-American athlete at LSU, where she holds the second fastest time in school history in the 400-meter hurdles. She also represented Canada in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
*21-year-old Lauren Dodds of London, a competitive bodybuilder with experience in powerlifting.
*Christine Hartmann, an Orlando native who was a three-year starter in volleyball at the University of Kentucky.
*Anriel Howard, a 22-year-old Mississippi native who played basketball and ran track for Texas A&M and Mississippi, and was chosen in this year’s WNBA Draft.
*Irena Janjic, a former trainee of Lance Storm who has been wrestling in Japan for the past seven years, competing for promotions like Sendai Girls and STARDOM.
*Rebeca Janjigian, an independent wrestler from Texas who competes under the name Christi Jaynes throughout the United States and Mexico.
*Kara Lazauskas, an amateur MMA fighter who has also competed on NBC’s “Titan Games.”
*Alexandra Mozeleski, a 25-year-old bodybuilder who has traveled the United States to hone her craft in the squared circle. She competes under the name Alyx $ky.
*Lainey Nations, an MMA fighter with experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and catch wrestling.
*Rachael O’Leary, a black belt in taekwondo with experience in kickboxing and Muay Thai.
*Ebony Payne, a Georgia native who is currently a firefighter.
*Jessica Roden, a 27-year-old athlete from California who started training for the ring earlier this year.
*Jessica Roden is an athlete from California who started training for the ring this year.
*Arissa LeBrock, the daughter of actors Kelly LeBrock and Steven Seagal, a professional model from California with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training.
*Elaine Simon, an Orlando native with seven years of experience in the squared circle.
*Aja Smith, a 25-year-old who has been competing on the indies for six years under the name Aja Perera.

 

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