Former AEW Star At WWE Performance Center For Tryout

Amongst WWE's current tryout hopefuls is THIS former AEW wrestler.

Kylie Rae
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Kylie Rae is amongst the group of wrestlers currently attending a WWE tryout at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.

This is per PWInsider's Mike Johnson. Rae is the biggest name to emerge thus far, though rising independent star and ex-MLW regular KC Navarro, 23, is also present.

These tryout sessions commenced yesterday and will continue until the end of the week.


Regarded as one of the most promising babyface wrestlers on the independent circuit upon joining AEW, Rae appeared set for a huge role in the young company in 2019, when Cody Rhodes, and others, talked her up as a prospect. Kylie worked just one bout for the company, facing Britt Baker, Awesome Kong, and Nyla Rose in a Double Or Nothing 2019 four-way. She was then set to face Leva Bates at Fyter Fest the following month, though she was replaced by Allie.

AEW founder and CEO Tony Khan then announced after August's All Out pay-per-view that AEW and Rae had parted ways amicably. Kylie, 30, has since worked for such promotions as IMPACT Wrestling and the NWA, and is currently active on the indies, having taken several hiatuses from wrestling over the years.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently 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.