Olympic Gold Medallist Makes WWE Debut

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WWE recently had another high-profile debutant.

At a NXT live event on March 30th, Tamyra Mensah-Stock wrestled her first WWE match. At the event in Melbourne, Florida, Mensah-Stock defeated Breanna Covington.

Mensah-Stock is a former Olympic champion and double-world champion dominating in the women’s 68kg freestyle wrestling category. Her Olympic gold was the first for a Black female in freestyle wrestling.

The former amateur star signed with WWE back in May 2023, having made her first appearance at SummerSlam 2021 where she celebrated her Olympic win alongside Gable Steveson.

While Steveson signed with WWE amid much fanfare, his career to date has fallen well short of the hype. The star has wrestled just once on television since joining the company in 2021, although he’s wrestled at live events on a regular basis in recent months.

WWE Delighted With Tamyra Mensah-Stock Progress

Following her in-ring debut, Dave Meltzer reported that he’s heard “nothing but good” things about Tamyra Mensah-Stock for several months.

“As noted earlier, Tamyra Mensah-Stock, the 2021 gold medalist in wrestling and one of the most dominant women wrestlers in the world, had her first match last night in Melbourne, FL, on the NXT show beating Breanna Covington. Internally we’ve heard nothing but good about her for months.”

Mensah-Stock is just the third Olympic gold medal winner to sign with the sports entertainment giant after Kurt Angle and Gable Steveson.