As noted, Ronda Rousey’s teammate Shayna Baszler is at the WWE tryouts in Orlando, Florida this week. The former UFC bantamweight has been wrestling since September of 2015, and won the AIW Women’s Championship a couple of weeks ago, which her Horsewoman partner Ronda Rousey attended. WWE.com has an article about the tryouts, and noted that 19 men and 19 women are at the inviation-only tryouts.
“The fact that this is the most women ever at a single tryout reflects the rise of the Women’s divisions in NXT and WWE,” said Canyon Ceman, WWE’s Vice President of Talent Development. “This tryout includes women from all over North America, and more female athletes have been invited to a European tryout in November and an Australian tryout in December.”
Some of the other women at the tryouts include Heidi Lovelace, Kimber Lee, Nicole Savoy and current Shimmer Wrestling Heart of Shimmer Champion Su Yung.
Some of the men at the tryouts include former WWE star Jacques Rougeau’s son 6’6″ 300-pound Cedric Rougeau, Eddie “War King” Kingston, Jacob Fatu (son of The Tonga Kid) and former Buffalo Bills fullback Corey Knox.