Meet The Newest WWE Trainees
WWE announced on their website that six news athletes have reported for training today at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. The new class has recruits who are second-generation Superstars – including a member of the Anoa’i famiy dynasty. Other new recruits include football, gymnastics and amateur wrestling athletes.
Bobby Steveson, the brother of 2020 Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson, is from Minneapolis and stands 6 feet tall and weighs 220 pounds. He wrestled at the University of Minnesota – the same school where his brother, Brock Lesnar and Shelton Benjamin wrestled amateurly.
Ben Buchanan is a former Alabama state high school wrestling champion from Ranbourne, Ala. He was undefeated in the 285-pound weight class during the 2019-2020 season. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder is also the son of former WWE Tag Team Champion, Bull Buchanan.
Brady Booker played middle linebacker at the University of South Dakota. He is from Lasalle Illinois and stands 6’3″ tall and weighs 245 pounds.
Jessica Woynilko is a gymnast, bodybuilder and CrossFit athlete from Prior Lake, Minnesota. She is 21 years old and is a gymnast who specialized in tumbling and trampoline, competing on the 2016 U.S. national team.
Joseph Fatu of Las Vegas is the younger brother of SmackDown Tag Team Champions Jimmy & Jey Uso and the son of WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi. Beyond being a member of one of sports-entertainment’s most decorated families, the 6-foot-2, 240-pounder also played football in college.
Joshua Dawkins is a 23 year old recruit from DeBary, Florida and is the latest trainee of WWE Hall of Famer D-Von Dudley to be signed to the WWE Performance Center. He is also the nephew of NBA legend Darryl Dawkins.