WWE Signs New Diva


WWE has signed a new Diva by the name of Kendra Smith, who has already reported to developmental facility NXT for training.

Smith confirmed the signing on her official website by posting a few videos of her in the early stages of wrestling training under the headline, “WWE Diva Developmental Program”.

In addition, she posted a photo on Instagram of her recording studio shots for NXT’s show that tapes from Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida.

Not much is known about Smith in terms of how far along she is in her training, although she does list pro wrestling in her skill set alongside kickboxing, Muay Thai, and MMA/Grappling. She also looks to be an avid stunt woman who specializes in “aerial harness, air ram, green screen, and weapons.”

Congratulations to Kendra!

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  • Green As Grass

    Wow, she looks awesome.

  • lucky1now

    Looks good on paper
    Let’s see what she can do in the ring

  • DjayDay

    Always wondered why they signed. I got worried they were reverting back to there old ways. However, a Stuntwoman with backgrounds in Muay Thai, Kickboxing and MMA sounds good to me. Another good signing, I’d prefer a wrestler, but hey, you can’t but help but see promise.

    • Marlon Eric

      I like the direction they’re taking with the girls. They might not be signing tons of known women wrestlers but they aren’t signing 100% glamour/catalogue models anymore either (no offense Alicia).

      Most of the women being signed now anyway have very athletic backgrounds and to be honest, in the last 5 or 6 years have been as well (more or less).

  • aldo

    Looks great! We’ll see

  • redsandman99

    Interesting. Hopefully she takes to wrestling well and we get good things from her.

  • richies88

    hopefully she be used. but she is talented so I doubt it she will be used I am assure of that.

  • totallynecessary

    EVE² ……. maybe they should name her Fake-Eve Torres in the beginning of her career… like razor-Ramon or Kane as FAKE DIESEL

    • http://cmpunkscrazychick.tumblr.com xoxoRKOxoxo

      How is she trying to be a fake Eve????

    • flash1086

      LOL!!!! Eve says that she did jist-su yet she never showed any of that in the ring. Eve doesnt deserve to be compare with anyone because she was horrible in the ring for a long time. Kendra got INSTANT potential. Great signing.

      • charovnica

        Many of Eve’s submissions are from the jiu-jitsu training

        • http://twitter.com/sieghrt sieghrt

          This.

      • Marlon Eric

        Eve was never “horrible” in the ring for a long time. Given her first match on Smackdown and three to six months down the line (especially when Eve was feuding with Nattie and Layla), people started to see potential in Eve’s wrestling.

        It only got squandered when she moved to RAW and became a valet. She started wrestling regularly again close to winning the title and feuding with Maryse and when WWE started crowning their divas with 1 or 2 minute matches. And she was still considered one of the better girls in the division.

  • SherriShepherdWWE

    wow very interesting, background on her, should pick up wrestling very very quick,

    very exciting , to see new blood

    also its reported NEw NXT Diva Dani has been released

  • puppies

    Awesome, she looks and sounds like she’ll be great. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

  • http://twitter.com/RyanRoman0 Ryan

    Lets just hope she can handle taking bumps…
    She can decorate her paper all she wants, lets see how good she can decorate the ring mat where it counts!… Well at least where it should count for us ;)

    Good luck toots

    • Spike7000

      Well there is on her official website videos of her learning how to wrestle in a school

    • Raekon

      I bet that a Stuntwoman knows already how to take bumps quite well.

  • MattyM

    Did anyone else know they were holding a camp for Divas yesterday? I was listening to Afterbuzz and they said there host was there to help train/look for new Divas.

    • SherriShepherdWWE

      that sounds interesting !!!!!!!!!!!, any names mentioned

      • MattyM

        The guy said over 50 girls who are no names, from the Florida, Louisiana, Texas, & Georgia indy scene!!!

        • divafandom

          What guy!? Where can i find this??

        • SherriShepherdWWE

          ya i would like to listen to this as well thanks :)

        • MattyM

          Its on Youtube go to Afterbuzz Raw 2/18/13 it about say 40 minutes in? If not its when they take a call

        • divafandom

          Thank you. I heard it :) sounds good. Del Rey will no doubt pick the best out of the bunch.

        • Spike7000

          I did hear it also and that Del Rey was working trial matches with the girls

        • DjayDay

          Oh, no way. Agreed if Del Rey is scouting it says a lot about the signing. Kendra may not be a glamour model, but she has a unique look and a super athletic background, much like Del Rey herself.

  • JJ

    From the videos on her site it seems to me like she was already heading to the WWE and went out on her own to learn a little before arriving there (she laughs at the question “why do you want to be a wrestler?” and can’t seem to name a favourite wrestler). Fair enough…maybe she’ll learn to love it. She’s certainly athletic, and while she doesn’t light the world on fire (why would she? It’s training) she has a spark.

    I heard from someone who saw her on an NXT house show she had trouble getting in and out of the ring and she’s really tall.

  • JD Sensations

    IT’S MIKE MCGUIRK!!!

    • DjayDay

      I will say she looks a lot better than her pictures at the houses how LMFAO

  • shannymac

    She’s athletic, and it’s always good when wrestlers have other combat/fighting training under their belt. Let’s hope for the best.

  • NickGoodsell

    Sounds good to me! with this picture she almost reminds me of Michelle Mccool when she started out in the wwe being a trainer

  • shameronstar

    Taryn Terrell and Trinity did stunt work so I think it translates into pro wrestling pretty well. Oh, and my last name is Smith too:P

  • Spike7000

    Apparently she trained in a wrestling school called Santino Bros Wrestling Academy in California with independent wrestler Joey Kaos

  • Melissa

    It’s funny how on day 3 of training, she can already run the ropes better than Kelly did the day she had her last televised match.

    In all seriousness, I’m glad we get another signing. And I’m glad this girl has at least SOME experience in terms of getting physical.

  • DJ8946

    Congrats. I wonder why WWE is stacking up on developmental Divas though. Didn’t they learn their lesson by having so many girls come in at the same time etc. Eve, The Bellas, Kelly, Maryse.

    • Marshy

      If you look at this from your POV,that it is sort of like there are getting to the women who are from the independent scene first before TNA gets their hands on them and signs them to a contract,it is there way of saying WWE-1 TNA-0 and other than Taeler Hendrix,When was the last time that you heard TNA has sign a new KO who has never wrestled in the WWE?

  • shameronstar

    I actually saw the training videos and she wasn’t all to bad for someone who just started training probably a month or few weeks ago. I saw some potential there! and did Dani really get released? talk about the most anti-climatic and uneventful wwe career EVER!

    • DJ8946

      True. She hasn’t even had a match yet.

    • notorious

      Add jilian beyor, Catalina white, verity thomas, rachael carr, isis the amazon, and jemma palmer to that list.

  • DivaDestiny

    This is exciting! She definitely isn’t just another pretty face. I hope she does well. :)

  • MattyM

    Her vs Anya in a Kickboxing match!!!!! make it happen

  • http://worldelitewrestle.proboards.com FOREVER FLAWLESS!

    Not insulting her but her bio really did scream Eve and the picture reminded me of pics of Eve training @ the Gracie academy. That’s not a bad thing though…eve was pretty boss towards the end of her career as a heel

  • wwe141

    just watched her wrestling training videos and her kickboxing video (http://vimeo.com/50041632), after watching her kickbox im scared of her lol

  • Kessuki

    i think if she makes it to the roster i will be a fan of hers. she looks good enough to become a nasty heel.