The WWE tryout this week at the Performance Center includes some notable indie names, an MMA fighter, the daughter of Steven Seagal and one of the stars of “Jersey Shore” this season.
WWE confirmed a ton of names present at the tryout via WWE.com, including the following:
- Zack Carpinello, a.ka. Zack Clayton, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound wrestler from New Jersey, who’s appeared on MTV’s Jersey Shore as “24.”
- Will Brooks, a former Bellator MMA lightweight champion with UFC experience, who currently competes in the Professional Fighters League.
- Anthony Henry, a wrestler with 13 years of experience. Henry competed against NXT Superstar Arturo Ruas on WWE Network during EVOLVE Wrestling’s 10th Anniversary Celebration this past summer.
- Brandon and Brent Tate, 27-year-old identical twins from Tennessee. The two have been wrestling for 10 years, most notably for Ring of Honor, where they were known as “The Boys.”
- Michael Evans, a 26-year-old athlete from Massachusetts who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 247 pounds. He competed on season 1 of NBC’s “Titan Games.”
- 24-year-old Stephen Gerard of Illinois, who wrestles under the name Stephen Wolf for promotions like EVOLVE Wrestling.
- Nicholas Harmon, a.k.a. “The Dark Horse” Nick Cutler, an 11-year veteran of the squared circle.
- 30-year-old Gary Jones of Pennsylvania, who has semi-pro football experience and wrestles as Ganon Jones Jr., on the independent circuit.
- Lauren David Jones of Flint, Michigan, who trained at the House of Truth and competes as Palmer Cruise. He once faced The Brian Kendrick on WWE 205 Live.
- Irena Janjic, a former trainee of Lance Storm who has been wrestling in Japan for the past seven years, competing for promotions like Sendai Girls and STARDOM.
- Rebeca Janjigian, an independent wrestler from Texas who competes under the name Christi Jaynes throughout the United States and Mexico.
- Kara Lazauskas, an amateur MMA fighter who has also competed on NBC’s “Titan Games.”
- Arissa LeBrock, the daughter of actors Kelly LeBrock and Steven Seagal, a professional model from California with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training.
- Aja Smith, who has been competing on the indies for 6 years under the name Aja Perera.
FUN FACT: Carpinello is the boyfriend of Jwoww, who once made an appearance in TNA Wrestling during a segment involving Robbie E aka NXT manager Robert Stone.
CLICK HERE for more names present at the tryout and photos.