WWE recently revamped its recruiting strategy. The pro wrestling giant is hoping to find young, amateur athletes and mold them into their vision of what a grappler should look like. A new collegiate NIL program has seen massive interest from college students who don’t see a path to pro sports beyond their time in school.

The first to sign under the program was two-time NCAA wrestling champion Gable Steveson. Steveson was also an Olympic gold medalist. Now, another former Olympic champ is looking to join the party.

A fan recently asked 2020 gold medal-winning freestyle wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock when WWE would be offering her a contract. Several days later, Tamyra responded. She said she would love the opportunity.

“I also wonder when @WWE will do this”


WWE has proudly touted the fact that Gable Steveson will be the second Olympic gold medalist signed by the company. Kurt Angle was the first, and he was massively successful as a pro wrestler. Tamyra Mensah-Stock could be the first female gold medalist to make the jump from the amateur ranks to the squared circle.

Time will tell if WWE has any interest. It would be very surprising if they didn’t. In their push for elite athletes, they can’t do much better than a gold medal winner.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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