Everyone knows that Kurt Angle is the only Gold Medalist to compete in the WWE, but that might not be true for long. The WWE women's locker room might have a Gold Medalist of their own soon.
It was first reported by Squared Circle Sirens that Erica Wiebe, Gold Medalist in the Women's 75kg Freestyle at the 2016 Rio Olympics, would be receiving a tryout with the WWE. And now the company's website confirms that the 28-year-old Canadian is at the WWE Performance Center this week:
At the invitation of WWE officials, Olympic gold medalist Erica Wiebe had a front-row seat Tuesday at the historic Mae Young Classic Finale in Las Vegas, and today, she joined NXT Superstars for an in-ring workout at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla.
The 28-year-old grappler won a gold medal for Canada in the 75 kg weight division at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and before that, she stood atop the podium at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
A native of Stittsville, Ontario, Wiebe resides and trains in Calgary, which WWE fans recognize as the home of the legendary Hart family dynasty. Wiebe holds degrees in kinesiology and sociology from the University of Calgary and is also an athlete ambassador for Fast and Female, a not-for-profit organization that promotes women empowerment through sports.
Wiebe has been on the radar of WWE talent scouts since their recruiting trip to the Rio Summer Games last year. She caps off her WWE excursion tonight when she attends the NXT TV tapings at Full Sail University.
Wiebe defeated Guzel Manyurova of Kazakhstan to win Gold in 2016.