Another batch of pro-wrestlers are looking to earn their way into the WWE.
WWE.com has released the names and put together a bio of those who recently partook in the tryouts at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. The names listed below; some have been established in promotions across the world, but they all are looking to get that opportunity to themselves a "WWE Superstar".
"Austin White, aka Austin Theory, a 20-year-old independent wrestling standout who has wrestled for EVOLVE Wrestling and currently holds the Full Impact Pro Heavyweight Title, maybe the highest on there list. A pro bodybuilder as well, White placed first in the 2015 NPC Georgia Teen Men category at age 17.
Former UFC fighter and Ultimate Fighter finalist Matt Van Buren. Among other accolades, the 6-foot-6, 233-pounder is a former Barbarian Fight Club Heavyweight Champion and Modern Gladiators Heavyweight Champion.
Kailey Dawn Farmer, a 5-foot-10 wrestler who competes on the independent scene as Kamilla Kaine. Prior to sports-entertainment, Farmer played Division I softball and was a member of the Atlanta Steam, a team in the Legends Football League.
24-year-old Stacey Ervin Jr., a decorated gymnast from Michigan. Standing 5-foot-8 and weighing 180 pounds, Ervin was a member of the 2013 NCAA Championship University of Michigan men’s gymnastics squad, and he has medaled in in numerous competitions.
6-foot-3, 227-pound Kaliq Elliott, who comes to the camp with a background in MMA and extensive training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Susan Cashdollar, a fitness model and stuntwoman who played in the football organization now known as the Legends Football League
Monique Jacqueline Williams-Jenkins, who wrestles on the indies as MJ Jenkins. She has learned the ropes under such luminaries as WWE Hall of Famer Johnny Rodz and 2018 WWE Hall of Fame inductee D-Von Dudley.
6-foot-4, 355-pound strongman David Vieru. He played football at Oregon State and has six years of amateur wrestling experience.
Juan “The Kraken” Adams, a 6-foot-5, 283-pound collegiate wrestler-turned-MMA fighter who holds a 3-0 pro fight record and is 4-0 in amateur competition
25-year-old Brianna Rae Sparrey, a former college softball player from Illinois. Under the alias Kylie Rae, she has competed for SHIMMER Women Athletes and is the reigning Diamonds Champion for Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling.
22-year-old Tal Bar-On, a 6-foot-4, 245-pounder from Petah Tikva, Israel, who has competed under the Israeli Wrestling League banner
MMA veteran Derrick “Caveman” Mehmen, a 6-foot-4, 255 pounder who has fought in Strikeforce, Bellator and the World Series of Fighting. A two-time junior college All-American wrestler, Mehman has 29 pro fights under his belt and was awarded the KO Punch of the Year in 2013.
Dominic “The Dominator” Boulanger, from Longueuil, Quebec. Boulanger played semi-pro baseball and hockey in Canada before training for the ring under Quebec wrestling stalwart Dru Onyx.
23-year-old Elias Evan Markopoulos from Massachusetts. A young veteran of 10 years, he has learned the ropes under Al Snow and legendary trainer Rip Rogers, as well as at the Massachusetts-based Chaotic Training Center. He is the current Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Champion, a title formerly held by Tommaso Ciampa and WWE PC recruit Chris Dijak.
Nicolette Burton, a 6-foot-tall bodybuilder who was an NPC Women’s Physique and Figure competitor
2014 Miss Saskatchewan Amanda Ruller. Ruller played running back in the Legends Football League for the Los Angeles Temptation and is the in-stadium gameday host for the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders"
Names such as Austin Theory from EVOLVE and Kylie Rae, just to name a few, are those who have established their names on the independent wrestling circuit. Possibly, the names listed above will be making an impact on either the main roster, or in NXT in the future.