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WWE Introduces The Latest WWE Performance Center Recruits Including Independent and International Stars



WWE announced the following names that are now a part of the Performance Center:

  • Keith Lee – Independent wrestling star that competed in ROH, PWG, EVOLVE, PROGRESS, and RPW
  • Io Shirai – International wrestling star who has competed in Stardom and Lucha Underground
  • Deonna Purrazzo – Independent wrestling star that competed in ROH, TNA, Beyond, ECWA, Stardom, and NXT a couple of times
  • Stacey Ervin Jr. – Former gymnast that won the 2015 U.S. Floor Exercise Bronze Medal and the 2015 Winter Cup Floor Exercise Silver Medal
  • Luke Menzies – Former rugby player who played with the Hull Kingston Rovers and Salford Red Devils, and trained with British legend Marty Jones and competed in the UK wrestling scene for two years
  • Taishan Dong – Former boxer who was signed with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, and has experience with basketball and kickboxing
  • Lacey Lane – Former basketball player and trainee of the Team 3D Academy, and has competed in the independent circuit and Crash
  • Monique Jenkins – Independent wrestling star who has competed in Impact Wrestling and in the independent circuit
  • Denzel Dejournette – Former All-American wrestler that is a 3x NCAA qualifier and 2x Southern Conference Wrestler of the Year

Author’s Note: Pretty great list of stars here. Looking forward to their NXT debuts and returns.

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