The latest round of WWE tryouts has thrown up a familiar name to long-time AEW fans as a former star of the company participated in them.
With Triple H now in charge of WWE, it was reported that the company is looking to recruit pro wrestling talent from outside the company again rather than their previous strategy of looking mainly at college athletes to become their next big stars.
PWInsider has reported that the company was holding a tryout at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida which will run for the best part of a week. Only two names were confirmed to be attending and both have a pedigree as professional wrestlers. 23-year-old MLW star KC Navarro was attending as was former AEW and IMPACT Wrestling star, Kylie Rae.
Kylie Rae was an early addition to the AEW women’s roster when the company was formed in early 2019. She competed on AEW’s first pay-per-view, Double Or Nothing in 2019, where she was part of a four-way match that was won by Dr. Britt Baker DMD. She was scheduled for a Fyter Fest match following that but was replaced by Allie and it was confirmed in September 2019 that she had asked for and had been granted her release from the company.
Rae then joined IMPACT Wrestling but her time in that company ended under something of a cloud when she failed to turn up for her Knockouts Championship match with Deonna Purrazzo at Bound For Glory 2020. Rae joined the NWA in June 2021 and wrestled for the promotion as recently as March 2022.
Kylie Rae has also been open about her battles with substance abuse on social media, sharing her progress as she maintains her sobriety.