Olympians, NFL players and more try out for WWE
Kickboxer-turned-MMA fighter Katya Kavaleva attends a WWE tryout in the hope of turning the squared circle into her next combat zone.03/24/2017 - 12:15
Find out how WWE helped pave the way for Jaime Espinal's love of amateur wrestling, which resulted in a silver medal for Puerto Rico at the 2012 Summer Games.04/10/2017 - 10:15
Kacy Catanzaro has scaled "American Ninja Warrior's" Warped Wall and completed the city finals course, but now she tries her hand at something entirely different: Working out in a WWE ring.01/06/2017 - 15:15
Surviving a WWE tryout takes grit and perseverance, as Dinesh Kumar - a protégé of former World Champion The Great Khali - showed in Dubai.04/28/2017 - 14:30
Independent wrestlers Lakeem Bradberry and Spencer Charette leave it all in the ring as they try to impress talent scouts at the WWE Performance Center.02/17/2017 - 11:45
Satnam Singh, the first Indian-born player drafted to the NBA and the subject of the Netflix documentary "One in a Billion," takes part in a WWE workout.01/13/2017 - 13:15
NXT recruit and Marine Corps veteran Macey Estrella may have traded in her combat boots for wrestling boots, but this footage of her at a recent WWE tryout proves she's as much of a disciplinarian as ever.02/16/2017 - 15:15
Get a taste of what it takes to earn a WWE contract by checking out this video detailing the most recent tryout held at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla.05/26/2016 - 14:30
New Orleans Saints linebacker Kasim Edebali takes a page out of The Great One's playbook during his visit to the WWE Performance Center.01/13/2017 - 12:30
Isaiah Stanback was a member of the New York Giants' 2012 Super Bowl Championship team, but will he impress coaches at this week's WWE Performance Center tryout?02/03/2017 - 16:00
International standouts attend WWE tryout
The WWE Performance Center is hosting several top female prospects from around the globe, as well as two male candidates, as part of a mini-tryout this week in Orlando, Fla.
Representing Norway’s independent wrestling scene are Ingrid “Kira” Hoftun and Kamilla “Natasja” Tjöstland, and luchadora Chik Tormenta from Mexico. Six-foot-five Katsiaryna Kavaleva, a championship kickboxer-turned-MMA fighter from Belarus, was invited back to the Performance Center after attending a tryout earlier this year.
Former Olympian Jaime Espinal and second-generation wrestler Wes Brisco also attended the camp.
Espinal is a Dominican-born freestyle wrestler who became Puerto Rico’s first medalist in wrestling when he took silver in the 84 kg division in London in 2012. He also competed and served as Puerto Rico’s flagbearer at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio.
Eight-year veteran Wes Brisco is the son and nephew of WWE Hall of Famers Gerald & Jack Brisco, respectively. He used to compete for NXT’s predecessor, Florida Championship Wrestling, and has also wrestled internationally, including for New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Stay tuned to WWE.com for coverage of the WWE Performance Center, from tryout reports to new signee announcements.