WWE launched various programs over the years, and Next in Line is one of them. The NIL program recruits top athletes who aspire to become the next big WWE Superstars. In fact, WWE will be holding yet another tryout soon.
The company previously held tryouts during WrestleMania 38 and SummerSlam this year. Naturally, the company is still looking for more talent, they will be holding another tryout in December.
According to a report by Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, WWE will hold a two-day tryout at IMG Academy on November 30 and December 1. Approximately 30 to 35 athletes will be taking part in the IMG tryout. WWE’s head of talent operations and strategy James Kimball also talked about the upcoming tryout.
“There are countless examples of top talent that came into the business via college sports, but there hasn’t always been a system built out. hat’s what we’re trying to create here, a true talent development pathway into WWE for college athletes.
We want a clear calendar. Moving forward, we’re going to emulate what we’ve done in 2022. It’s really important there is a clear schedule, as college athletes have so many options.
For wrestlers on the independents, that system is in place and that pathway to WWE is well known, so our resources are allocated to building a new pathway to collegiate sports. We’re just scratching the surface. We’ve been working on this for a year, and it’s going to take years, but we’re growing. We’re adding quality and depth, and the work is just starting with college athletes nationwide.”
WWE signed various collegiate athletes as it helps them create a new generation of superstars that are just making it big in their own field. They have huge plans for upcoming signees as well. We’ll have to see how many talent WWE ends up signing after their upcoming tryout.
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