The list just keeps growing. WWE is a huge company and they certainly have the roster to back it up. Between the main rosters, both NXT rosters and wrestlers who spend most of their time at the Performance Center, there are more WWE wrestlers than almost anyone can fathom. With so many of them running around, there just isn’t going to be room for everyone. That’s what makes the latest news all the more illogical.
WWE has all kinds of changes going on at the moment and that means the wrestlers are going to be moving all over the place at any given time. You might see some wrestlers move to a different roster or someone being sent into an entirely different direction, but you never know what might take place next. That is going to be even worse now, with WWE expanding its roster even further.
As announced on WWE.com, the company has announced a new Performance Center class with six new challengers being added to the company. The new signees come from a variety of places, with only two of the six having an extensive background in wrestling. The two wrestlers are Mercedes Martinez, who wrestled in both Mae Young Classics, and Jake Atlas, who has wrestled extensively on the independent circuit.
Rounding out the class are Emily Andzulis (female champion of the Titan Games, hosted by the Rock, with an extensive background in martial arts), Anthony Francis (a former NFL player), Sidney Bateman (from Cirque de Soleil) and Zecheriah Smith (a professional basketball player who stands seven feet tall). There is no word on when any of them will be starting in NXT.
Martinez and Atlas have been around. Check out the two of them in action:
Opinion: Given the amount of wrestlers on all of the WWE rosters, I’m really not sure how necessary it is to keep bringing people in. Martinez certainly has a reputation and will likely wind up as a coach, but Atlas seems to be just like any of probably a hundred wrestlers WWE has signed. Maybe he winds up being something special, but how many more people can they really bring in?
Which signing means most? Which of them will be the biggest star? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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