WWE Signs New Class Of NIL Athletes

The class is highlighted by two-time NCAA All American wrestler Greg Kerkvliet from Penn State University, four-time NCAA National Champion thrower Turner Washington from Arizona State University and NCAA Champion hurdler Alia Armstrong from Louisiana State University.

Athletes from 14 colleges, nine NCAA conferences, and seven different sports have been granted the opportunity to be a part of WWE’s third “Next In Line” class. The program is going to onboard athletes from various sports including women’s wrestling, soccer, tennis, and softball.

Ever since the launch in December 2021, the “Next In Line” program has signed 46 college athletes, including the organization’s inaugural signee, Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson. The initiative aims to attract and nurture prospective future Superstars while also improving WWE’s talent development process through collaborative collaborations with collegiate athletes from a variety of sports backgrounds. WWE has signed athletes from 13 different sports, including 35 Power-Five conference members who have won 40 NCAA All-American honors and 12 NCAA National Championships.

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