WWE announced that the largest class of recruits in their history is now in session at the WWE Performance Center, bringing several athletes from a wide variety of backgrounds.
The new class has 18 recruits, 10 of which are females. The 10 females represents the biggest number of any class ever, with the company focusing on strengthening their women’s division.
The recruits are: Bronson Rechsteiner, the son of Rick Steiner; Kira Magnin-Forster, better known as Taya Valkyrie and wife of John Morrison; Shaun Ricker, formerly known as Eli Drake who debuted as LA Knight; Angela Arnold who wrestled as AQA; Parker Boudreaux, former offensive linesman for UCF; Anthony Henry, formerly of EVOLVE; Chance Barrow, formerly known as Harlem Bravado; Theresa Serrano, already wrestling in NXT as Zoey Stark; Christian Brigham, formerly known as Christian Casanova; Priscilla Kelly, now known as Gigi Dolin in NXT; Drew Kasper, a two-time All-American heavyweight wrestler; Brianna Coda, now known as Cora Jade; Christian Hubble, formerly known as Blake Christian; Matrick Belton, former Division 1 football player for USC; Camron Clay, formerly known as Camron Branae; Joe Ariola, amateur wrestler from Illinois; Taylor Grado, formerly known as Avery Taylor; and Karissa Rivera, an indie pro wrestler from New Jersey.
The list includes some names who will surely be making a lot of noise in the months to come, most notably Parker Boudreaux, who many are comparing him to Brock Lesnar. Parker got a big fan in Paul Heyman, who already expressed on Twitter that he’s going to be the next big thing.