Names For Latest WWE Tryout Revealed

WWE NXT Performance Center

WWE is holding its first tryout of the Endeavor era.

The takeover of WWE by Endeavor is now complete and as such, the unofficial hiring freeze that was in place in the company is now over. Former Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax has already returned and looks set to be joined imminently by former AEW star Jade Cargill. Creative plans are already being worked on in the company for Cargill but it remains uncertain if she’ll be joining NXT or heading straight to the main roster.

WWE is opening its doors and holding the first tryout of the Endeavor era to several athletes and independent wrestlers in the hope of finding their next superstars.

Who is part of the WWE tryout?

PWInsider reported that fourth-generation talent Brogan Finlay would be a part of the tryout at the Performance Center. Finlay is the son of WWE producer Fit Finlay and the brother of NJPW star and current NEVER Openweight Champion David Finlay.

Cassidy Haynes of followed up by reporting a more comprehensive list of names participating in the tryout which includes someone who has competed several times for AEW. The full list of talent is below –

  • Copeland Barbee
  • David Goldy
  • Jay Malachi
  • Richard Holliday
  • Brogan Finlay
  • Jamie Stanley
  • Ray Jaz
  • Damaris Largo
  • Hollyhood Haley J
  • Kelsey Heather
  • Valentina Rossi
  • Madi Wrenkowski

Richard Holliday is a former MLW Tag Team Champion having held that title with current AEW World Champion MJF. He has recently undergone treatment for cancer which kept him out of action for a year before he returned to the ring in June 2023.