This WWE Attitude Era Favourite Is Training Paige VanZant For AEW

Here's the former WWE star getting Paige VanZant ring-ready for AEW.

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All Elite Wrestling newcomer Paige VanZant is to train with former WWE wrestler Gangrel ahead of stepping between the ropes for her professional wrestling debut.

This is according to ESPN's Marc Raimondi, who tweeted that PVZ will be learning the trade at Coastal Championship Wrestling in Florida:-

The plan is for Paige VanZant to train in pro wrestling at Coastal Championship Wrestling in Pompano Beach, Florida, per sources. The coach there is David Heath, better known as Gangrel.

On top of this, the former UFC fighter intends to keep fighting for Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships, effectively balancing two professions:-

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Also, VanZant remains signed with BKFC, per Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship spokesperson Bernie Bahrmasel. AEW and BKFC "will work together to build her career,” Bahrmasel said.

VanZant's AEW signing was finally confirmed this week, as she was given the X Is #AllElite Twitter treatment after ceremonially inking her contract on the latest episode of Dynamite. She has been moonlighting for the promotion for a while, however, most notably during MMA stable American Top Team's summer 2021 feud with The Inner Circle.

Gangrel, meanwhile, has become a renowned wrestling trainer since stepping away from the pro wrestling mainstream. Once a cult Attitude Era favourite for WWE, the former Brood member remains active on the independent scene at 53 years old.

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