WWE has once again flung its doors open, signaling an end to its recent hiring freeze. With this move, a swarm of the indie wrestling scene's most shining stars are under consideration to join the illustrious ranks of the WWE universe.
As cited by the notable "Fightful Select" and initially unveiled by "Bodyslam.net", WWE's Performance Center in sunny Orlando, Florida, is poised to welcome 12 burgeoning talents for their latest tryout cycle.
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Frontlining this list is Madi Wrenkowski, the former NWA Women's World Tag Team Champion, closely followed by MLW's stalwart Richard Holliday and the charismatic OVW and WOW sensation, "HollyHood" Haley J.
Fans might also recognize AEW Dark alumni Valentina Rossi and Ray Jaz, as well as NWA's dual-threat, referee and wrestler Jamie Stanley. Other entrants include AEW Dark's Jay Malachi, Damaris Largo, Kelsey Hornack, Copeland Barbee, the formidable Davey Gold from Monster Factory, and last but not least, Brogan Finlay, offspring of the iconic wrestler Fit Finlay.
Wrenkowski's fame is not just confined to her NWA achievements. She's become a familiar face through her lively social media presence and candid interviews. In contrast, Haley J has enjoyed the limelight on Netflix's "Wrestlers", which offers viewers an in-depth look at OVW wrestlers who are on the brink of hitting the wrestling stratosphere.
Holliday, a symbol of resilience, recently graced a GCW ring, demonstrating his undying spirit after a fierce battle against stage four Hodgkin's lymphoma. Not to be overshadowed, Jay Malachi has been raising eyebrows on the indie scene, thanks to his remarkable performances for Deadlock Pro, West Coast Pro, and Fire Star Pro Wrestling.
Meanwhile, the fledgling Brogan Finlay, despite his recent 2021 wrestling debut, has been stirring the pot in GCW, ACTION Wrestling, New South Pro Wrestling, Black Label Pro, and BEYOND Wrestling arenas. With Fit Finlay overseeing WWE training, Brogan is under an experienced gaze.
A trip down memory lane reminds fans of Rossi and Jaz's electric showcases on "AEW Dark" and "AEW Dark: Elevation" before their YouTube broadcast cessation. Notably, Jaz's last AEW bout was a head-turner against Anthony Ogogo in March 2022.