According to ESPN's Marc Raimondi, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has officially confirmed the signing of Olympic gold medalist Tamyra Mensah-Stock to their roster. While the terms of the contract remain undisclosed, the 30-year-old wrestling sensation is set to embark on her journey with WWE, with the ultimate goal of joining the main roster within a year.
Mensah-Stock reported to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando on Monday, where she will receive comprehensive training in the company's developmental program. With her Olympic background and wrestling prowess, she is expected to impact the WWE universe significantly.
Mensah-Stock's WWE Appearances
Tamyra first appeared in WWE during SummerSlam 2021, sharing the ring with fellow Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson. Subsequently, she made another appearance on the November 16, 2021, edition of WWE NXT 2.0, where she and her husband, Jacob Stock, were seen sitting in the audience before the main event.
As the cameras focused on her, the crowd at the WWE Performance Center erupted in a "USA!" chant, acknowledging her presence and accomplishments. Following the show, she conversed with WWE interviewer Samantha Irvin. Mensah-Stock's journey to WWE began with her remarkable triumph in the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021, where she secured a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at 68 kilograms.
Since her victory in Tokyo, she has considered a career with WWE. However, she continued to pursue her amateur wrestling career, adding another feather to her cap by clinching her second world title in September 2022 at the Senior World Wrestling Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.
Tamyra's entry into the WWE roster adds to the company's rich history of attracting elite athletes from various backgrounds, including fellow Olympian Kurt Angle and mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey. Her wrestling skills and charismatic personality will undoubtedly contribute to her success in sports entertainment.
As Mensah-Stock embarks on her new journey with WWE, fans eagerly await her debut in the ring. With her unmatched athleticism and determination, she has the potential to become a force to be reckoned with in the professional wrestling industry.
As she transitions from the amateur wrestling stage to the glitz and glamour of WWE, the world will watch how this Olympic champion adapts and thrives in her new environment.