WWE held another round of tryouts at the Performance Center last week. They had loaded class of hopeful future WWE Superstars, but they can’t all make the cut.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that the WWE Performance Center is loaded up with smaller guys who can wrestle. It seems like the indies has no shortage of people like that. They could have a different strategy when looking at promising new female talent.
It was noted that on the women’s side WWE is looking at “legitimate athletes.” In previous years they concentrated on “model types.” Now they are focusing on women with backgrounds in track, basketball, and volleyball.
Charlotte Flair came into the WWE PC with no prior pro wrestling training. She was a volleyball player. Bianca Belair has seen a lot of success as WWE was able to turn her from a top-tier track star into a popular NXT Superstar as well.
It was also reported that WWE is looking at women with MMA and kickboxing backgrounds. It could be interesting to see what kind of women’s roster WWE has in a few years if they keep with this strategy.