WWE recently announced the first 15 signees (following Gable Steveson, who was the first overall) to their collegiate NIL program. One of the more interesting signings involves a pair of twin sisters who play basketball for the Fresno State Bulldogs. Haley and Hanna Cavinder are currently juniors on the Fresno State women’s basketball team.

The twins were already popular before signing the WWE deal. Each has over 330,000 followers on Instagram. Their joint TikTok account bosts 3.8 million followers. ESPN did a profile on the sisters because of their unique combination of being two of the best players on their team and their social media success.

Haley leads the team in scoring, averaging 19 points per game. She’s also a monster on the glass, with 61 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards. Hanna is second on the team in scoring, averaging 14.9. The Cavinders are legitimately the best players on their team.

It’s no wonder that WWE would show an interest in the pair. They’re already very well known. They play elite division one basketball at a very high level. They fit the mold of young, athletic, good-looking people that WWE is trying to build the company around for the future.


Haley and Hanna aren’t new to the NIL game. In July, they were signed by Boost Mobile. Their faces appeared on a billboard for the mobile phone company in Times Square. The spotlight of WWE likely will not be anything knew for these already-established stars.

Under the program, they will receive some form of payment. Additionally, they’ll be allowed to train at the WWE Performance Center. The Haley and Hanna Cavinder will also receive elite coaching in brand building, community relations, and more through their partnership with the company.

What do you think of WWE adding the Cavinder Twins via their NIL program? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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