17 New WWE Signings Confirmed

WWE officially welcomes its latest batch of new recruits to the Performance Center.

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WWE has officially welcomed its latest class of Performance Center recruits to the promotion, with 17 rookies coming through the doors.

The incoming trainees were revealed by the company on Tuesday. Amongst their number is mixed martial artist Valerie Loureda, who announced she was signing with WWE back in June, joining up as the first Cuban-American athlete in the company's history. Now, her recruitment is official.

2020 Olympian Tracy Hancock, who was also a bronze medalist in the 2021 World Wrestling Championships, is also part of the group. Other notable names include Alexis Lete, whose background is in volleyball and content creation, as well as Isaac Odugbesan, who joins through WWE's NIL program.


WWE's official release contains full details on each new recruit.

This latest batch of signings comes one week after WWE announced it had inked 14 new athletes following its pre-SummerSlam 2022 tryouts in Nashville, Tennessee last month. While the company's signing policy is expected to shift back towards wrestlers with prior experience following Vince McMahon's departure, this is yet to be reflected in the profile of would-be-Superstars WWE has brought into its ranks via these last two groups.

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Andy is WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.