The latest recruits to the WWE Performance Center have been confirmed, including a former Ring Of Honor champion.
The newest batch of signings have been confirmed for the WWE Performance Center, with former Ring Of Honor Women’s World Champion Rok-C heading up the latest recruits. A Booker T-trained talent, the real-life Carla Gonzalez had been spotted at a WWE tryout this past December, fuelling speculation that she was joining the promotion, which was then confirmed by PWInsider’s Mike Johnson earlier this week.
Rok-C had previously been a mainstay in the now-Tony Khan-helmed company throughout 2021, becoming their inaugural Women’s World Champion in September. She enjoyed a 119-day run as champion before dropping the strap to Deonna Purrazzo on an IMPACT Wrestling event in January.
Joining Rok-C at the PC is Bianca Carelli, the daughter of Santino Marella, who previously confirmed himself that his daughter had signed with the company. Bianca comes to WWE with a background in judo, boxing, and jiu-jitsu, while also recently earning her Bachelor’s degree in biology. She’s wrestled just eight matches thus far, including competing at the National Wrestling Alliance’s EmPowerrr pay-per-view last August in their Women’s Invitational Cup.
Cole Karter is also on his way to the PC, having made a name for himself on the independent circuit where he is a former Super Indy Champion in the International Wrestling Cartel. Karter’s name may be familiar to viewers of All Elite Wrestling’s YouTube programming, where he wrestled nine enhancement matches. He last wrestled on the 25 October Dark: Elevation broadcast, losing a handicap bout to Paul Wight.
Furthermore, ‘Motherlover’ Jake Tucker, trained by Kane, Natalya, Tyson Kidd, and Tom Prichard, has been signed. Tucker has previous experience in WWE, appearing at the 2014 SummerSlam pre-show panel after winning the Show Us Your Superstar contest at just 19-years-old.
Additional signings to the PC from a non-professional wrestling background include offensive lineman Edwin Grande, prospective professional rugby league player Gabe Wai, and six-time state vault champion Maddie Knisley.