WWE announced the following:
Football pros, collegiate grapplers highlight WWE Performance Center tryout
ORLANDO, Fla. — Thirty-two athletes, with backgrounds spanning the NFL, NCAA wrestling, mixed martial arts and other sports, reported to the WWE Performance Center today for a tryout.
The tryout, which takes place over three days, will be overseen by Performance Center Head Coach Matt Bloom.
"Because our next rookie class is already full of experienced in-ring workers and international diversity, this tryout is focused on athletes and entertainers from all over North America," Canyon Ceman, WWE's vice president of talent development, said. "We have made a special effort to target both elite football and amateur wrestling backgrounds for this tryout. We hope to round out the next incoming class of talent with a diverse set of world-class sports-entertainers."
Among the prospects invited to this camp are:
* Blaize Cabell, a University of Northern Iowa heavyweight grappler and three-time NCAA tournament qualifier;
* Junior Aumavae, a 311-pound nose tackle formerly signed with the New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys;
* Paul Cheng, a former first-round draft pick of the Canadian Football League-turned-MMA fighter;
* Demitrius Bronson, a running back formerly signed with the Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks;
* Nathan Redwing, a 290-pound independent wrestler who played football at Peru State College;
* Arkady Unterleidner, an NPC bikini competitor who has trained under Brian Kendrick;
* Brian Waymire, a 6-foot-9 former Division I swimmer who attended the 2013 NFL combine;
* Yaseen Mudassar, a 300-pound, two-time All-American wrestler, who competes in the independent circuit as "Yaseen (The Persian) Machine";
* Ashley Urbanski, an independent wrestler who was a 2015 Tough Enough finalist featured on last year's WWE Network competition special.
Video of the tryout was posted on the NXT Facebook page via Facebook Live, which can be seen above.
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