WWE recently announced their new class of NXT signees, and there were some exciting names on that list. One of them could be a huge breakout star.  

Anriel Howard, a former college basketball player from Mississippi State and Texas A&M, was included in that class. She was also drafted to the WNBA, and Dave Meltzer explained on Wrestling Observer Radio why she is the biggest female signee for NXT at this point.

“She is the most decorated female athlete that the company has ever signed. She was a honorable mention state basketball player at Mississippi State and Texas A&M, 2nd round draft choice of the Seattle Storm in the WNBA. […] She is going to be a very interesting signing because they’ve never had a female athlete of that level, ever in the company.”

The 23-year-old has a lot of capabilities, and NXT will be her home as she learns the ropes of professional wrestling. A lot of her success will depend on how much she wants to succeed, but Howard has all the tools to do so.


WWE has signed other big female names like Ronda Rousey, but they are bringing  Anriel Howard into NXT without any previous experience in combat sports. She will learn from the ground up, and her name could be a very big one for years to come.

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