Originally published at WWE to host multi-day tryout for current and recently graduated college athletes
Talent tryouts to take place in Texas.
As WWE inches closer to the 38th installment of WrestleMania, they made the announcement that as a part of WrestleMania week in Texas, they’ll be hosting talent tryouts. This is going to be a multi-day tryout for current and recently graduated college athletes.
The festivities begin on March 30th in Frisco, Texas and they’ll host more than 50 male and female participants.
More Than 50 Current and Recently Graduated College Athletes to Participate
STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that it will host a multi-day talent tryout, exclusively for current and recently graduated college athletes, as part of WrestleMania Week in Dallas.
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The three-day event begins Wednesday, March 30, and will take place in Frisco, Texas, at the Ford Center at The Star, home of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and state-of-the-art practice facility. WWE will host more than 50 male and female participants with collegiate athletic backgrounds across football, basketball, track and field, wrestling, volleyball, gymnastics, cheer and dance. Several NFL Draft-eligible college football players are scheduled to participate in the invite-only event.
Athletes will partake in performance evaluations, individual and group promo evaluations, in-ring technical sessions and sit-down interviews as part of the tryout process. Additionally, current college athletes will participate in assessments as WWE continues its search for the next class of its “Next In Line™” program.
WWE launched its official NIL (Name, Image & Likeness) program in December 2021 to establish a clear pathway from collegiate athletics to WWE. Participants in the WrestleMania Week tryout will be considered for entry into the company’s second NIL class which will be unveiled in the coming months.
WWE’s inaugural 15-person NIL class included athletes from 13 universities, seven NCAA conferences and four sports. The comprehensive program serves to recruit and develop potential future Superstars, and further enhances WWE’s talent development process through collaborative partnerships with college athletes from diverse athletic backgrounds.
WrestleMania 38, the most stupendous two-night WrestleMania in history, takes place Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 live from AT&T Stadium in Dallas. Tickets are currently on sale via SeatGeek.com. WrestleMania 38 will stream live exclusively on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else.
Learn more about the path to becoming a WWE Superstar and the “Next In Line” program at wwerecruit.com.
In early December, WWE unveiled their inaugural ‘Next in Line’ class. Gable Steveson is also a part of WWE’s N.I.L. program and to read the latest about Steveson’s on-screen involvement with WWE, head over to this article to read his comments.