WWE is the biggest and most popular wrestling promotion in the world, and there’s no denying that. The sports and entertainment juggernaut has a stacked roster of superstars who hail from different backgrounds. The promotion recently made a great addition to its roster.

The addition happens to be Valerie Loureda. For those not in the know, Loureda is a Bellator fighter. The 23-year-old broke the news of her new career path during an interview with Ariel Helwani on his MMA Hour podcast. She later took to Twitter to express her excitement about working for WWE.

I am honored to become the first Cuban American woman in history to sign with the WWE. I come from a family of immigrants, now it’s my time to represent our Latin culture, I was destined for this. Thank you for this opportunity @WWE @WWENXT I will make you proud. AZUCAR! #305

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the deal first came about when her agent, Abe Kawa, was collaborating with WWE on AJ Ferrari’s NIL deal the previous year. She agreed to a contract on Monday, and will reportedly report to the WWE Performance Center on July 19th.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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