Last week WWE was in Las Vegas for SummerSlam and while being there, the company conducted tryouts for talents. Many people made their way to Las Vegas in order to achieve their dreams of becoming WWE Superstars. WWE is moving away from recruiting indie wrestlers, because they are looking for cross-over athletes they can train to be Superstars. Let’s see who they got in Las Vegas.

Triple H recently revealed that they offered around 13 to 16 people contracts from the tryouts. After that WWE even released video of Triple H offering contracts to some of the tryouts.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the names of a few of the tryouts were revealed. Most of them had no prior wrestling background but had the looks WWE was looking for.

”Some more names who signed with WWE coming out of the Las Vegas tryouts, which were all about finding athletic people with the right look, most of whom didn’t wrestle previously.”


It included the likes of Natalia Holland, a cheerleader and powerlifter. Chase Crews, Jamara Garrett who was a model and appeared on NBC’s Titan Games show, Sydney Zmrzel who is a 24-year-old model and was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns dance teams.

James Barron Jr., Jaylen Williams, Inyene Umor, Brooke Vawter, who was a former Maxim cover girl. Jacoby Brooks, Kellie Morgan, who is a Florida based independent woman wrestler trained at the Dudleys’ school and Randy Beidelschies.

It was said that the company is focused on recruiting attractive people and emphasized color and ethnicity. All male talents had a good size and were attractive, while almost all the female talents were models. It remains to be seen how they will fare in WWE’s new vision of NXT as the company will no longer hire independent wrestlers.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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