WWE has revealed the identities of 15 college athlete who will make up the initial class of talent signed to WWE’s new Name, Image, and Likeness program. WWE has christened the program “Next In Line.”
Thirteen universities from seven NCAA conferences and four sports comprise the demographics of the class. The fifteen new NIL signees join Gable Steveson as the first to enter the program, according to WWE.com. Under new NCAA rules, student athletes are allowed to receive compensation for the use of their name, image, and likeness for the first time ever.
The list of new NIL athletes being brought in by WWE is available below:
The new program was announced just last week by WWE. Athletes who join the program will receive access to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. They’ll also receive support for brand building, media, and communications training as well as live event and community relations training. Athletes who successfully complete the program are not guaranteed a long-term role with WWE. Only those who standout will receive that honor.