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Former TNA wrestlers get WWE tryouts at the Performance Center

Forty names were at the WWE Performance Center this week for tryouts. Bodybuilders, powerlifters, swimmers, MMA fighters, and volleyball players were among the type of athletes brought in. There were a few names that you might recognize among the group.

Former Impact/TNA Wrestlers Cody Deaner and Crazzy Steve were among the names brought in. We had heard about Steve over a month ago and the feeling was that he was WWE-bound when he chose to leave Impact Wrestling.

Here is the list of names that were the tryouts this week:

Former University of Georgia linebacker Amarlo Herrera
Obstacle course runner Hunter McIntyre
New Zealand-born football player/bodybuilder Raynor Whitcombe
All-American wrestler Denzel DeJournette
German kickboxer Nicolai Salchow
Crossfit competitor/swimmer Lindsey Kelly
Independent wrestler Reginald Gibbs
Arthur and Josh Haug
Powerlifter Nick Brewer
California state wrestling champion Vernon Willis
Weightlifting and 5x wrestling champion Andrew Cavanna
Hip hop artist Briana Brandy
Independent wrestler/model Matt King
Lance Storm Wrestling Academy graduate Troy Russell
Army veteran Tehuti Miles
Independent wrestler Quelton Toliver
Football players Morgan and Christopher Hill
Journalist-turned-wrestler Elena Pogosyan
Wrestler/Brazilian jiu-jitsu blue belt Jeslen Mishelle
Bodybuilder/bikini competitor Nikii Duke
Independent wrestler Mike Taverna
Army veteran Marquis Carter
Fitness model Haley Kate Yellin
Independent wrestler/former US Marine Will Cuevas
Former Texas Tech linebacker Blake Dees
Independent wrestler Micas Harris
US Navy veteran Marshall “Solo” Williams
Independent wrestler Zach Johnson
Independent wrestler Michael Richards
College football player Joe Maples
Junior Olympics beach volleyball player Haley Tipton
Rawle Chicester
Track athlete/power lifter Abigail Burgdorf

Click here for photos from the recent tryouts.

Here is a photo of Crazzy Steve (sans makeup) taken earlier this week at the PC.


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