WWE launched various programs over the years, and Next in Line is one of them. If you haven’t heard of it, then you will see the results soon enough as more cross-over athletes make their way to the WWE main roster. In fact, one NIL signee who had a tryout last year will be making their debut soon.

WWE has already signed two classes of the NIL program since its inception. The company announced its third class of NIL signees earlier this year as well.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that Anna Keefer, a track athlete from the University of North Carolina who was signed after a tryout following SummerSlam, is expected to make her debut in the WWE soon. During a recent NXT commercial break, Keefer cut a promo in front of the live audience.

Given the WWE’s tendency to give their talent new stage names, it’s likely that Keefer will also receive a new name upon her debut. Keefer holds the Minnesota state high school record in long jump and has a solid track record in various national competitions. In fact, she is currently the fastest woman in the WWE.


On another note, Roman Macek, a former starting center at Duquesne University, made his debut on LVL Up tapings on February 28th. Macek was a standout wrestler in high school, placing third in the heavyweight division in Pennsylvania in 2017. It appears that the WWE has plans for Macek to take on a lawyer gimmick in the ring.

Anna Keefer, a track star at the University of North Carolina who signed after a tryout after SummerSlam, should be debuting soon. She cut a promo in front of the crowd during a commercial break on NXT recently. No doubt she’ll get a new name. Keefer has the Minnesota state high school record in the long jump. In 2002, he placed tenth in the nation in the long jump at the NCAA championships and outdoors and at the indoor championships she was 8th in the long jump and 12th in the 200 meters, so she would be the fastest woman in the company.

Roman Macek, who will likely get a new name, debuted on LVL up tapings on 2/28. He was a starting center at Duquesne University and was second-team All Northeast Conference in 2021 and took third in Pennsylvania in high school in 2017 in the heavyweight division in wrestling. Right now the plan is for him to do a lawyer gimmick

WWE signed various collegiate athletes because it helps them create a new generation of superstars that are just making it big in their domain and amongst the people around them. We’ll have to see how Anna Keefer fares in her debut.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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