World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) introduced the Next in Line program in December 2021 in a bold venture beyond the wrestling ring. This initiative, a pioneering shift in the talent recruitment strategy, offered collegiate athletes the chance to sign name, image, and likeness contracts while simultaneously pursuing their academic studies.
This move was designed to pave a smooth entry into WWE for these potential superstars after completing their university education. The most notable signatory to date is the University of Minnesota's Olympic Gold Medalist, Gable Steveson.
However, he is certainly not the only one turning heads at the WWE Performance Center. The Cavinder Twins, Haley, and Hanna, have recently commanded attention.
Cavinder Twins: NXT Debut Uncertainty
The Cavinder Twins made a high-impact debut on WWE NXT earlier this week.
Their vibrant appearance post-battle royal, where they triumphantly hoisted Thea Hail and her Chase U stablemates on their shoulders, indeed turned heads. Yet, despite this electric introduction, People magazine has reported their WWE future as being in a state of flux, or as they put it, "up in the air." Interestingly, the twins won't be seen on the basketball court anymore.
During their collegiate tenure, the Cavinders showcased their talents at Fresno State Bulldogs and Miami Hurricanes. However, after four exciting years, they hung up their basketball shoes. After spending all four years together on the court and deciding not to pursue a fifth year, Haley explained, "We decided that there were more opportunities beyond basketball." She acknowledged the difficulty of their decision but emphasized the need to maximize their upcoming opportunities.
On the topic of their WWE future, Haley expressed considerable enthusiasm. The fitness aspect of WWE, its robust fan base, and its thrilling sports appeal resonated deeply with Haley and Hanna. "We love the WWE," she said. "That fits Hanna's and my mindset perfectly.
They're wonderful partners, and we're quite excited about our future with them." However, only time will reveal the extent of their journey in the WWE universe.