First Names For WWE SummerSlam Tryouts Revealed

First Names For WWE SummerSlam Tryouts Revealed

WWE announced on Thursday that they will hold multi-day tryouts during SummerSlam week, with over 50 current and recently graduated college athletes invited. It will be a three-day event that begins on Wednesday, July 27.

The first four athletes who will be attending the tryouts have been confirmed by The following names will be attending the tryouts:

Derrian Gobourne – 21, A six-time All American Gymnast who competes for Auburn Gymnastics. She was signed to a WWE NIL deal this past June.

Lenaya Griffin – Track and Field star for Long Beach State University. She was named Track Athlete of the Week for week of 4/12/22 by BigWest.Org.

Lea Simone Mitchell – Michigan State alum who competed for five years on the University’s gymnastics team.

Lamont McDougle – Defensive Lineman for The University of Texas at San Antonio football team. He previously played football for Washington State and West Virginia.

Big E will join the WWE talent and recruitment team for the tryouts. He’ll work alongside Triple H and the rest of the team to evaluate prospective WWE stars.

As previously reported, WWE has contacted a number of independent wrestlers to see if they’re interested in attending the next set of tryouts. It was said the idea is still to recruit college athletes and train them to be wrestlers.

This has been the edict since WWE rebranded NXT to NXT 2.0 and focused on younger and bigger athletes instead of veteran wrestlers. 

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