Although it was already speculated and rumored, the WWE has now officially announced the signing of Mia Yim and Chelsea Green as part of the latest recruits to the WWE Performance Center. Other names include Matt Riddle, Punishment Martinez, Humberto Carrillo, Daniel Vidot, and Jordan Omogbehin.
WWE.com had the following to say about the former Knockout Champions:
— Mia Yim (@MiaYim) October 18, 2018
Mia Yim – WWE fans recognize Mia Yim from the 2017 and 2018 editions of the Mae Young Classic. After making it to the Second Round in the inaugural tournament, the California native advanced to the Quarterfinals in this year’s event, where she lost to Toni Storm but received “Please sign Mia” chants from the WWE Universe, which led to WWE COO Triple H offering her a contract. A training partner of Shayna Baszler and Jessamyn Duke, Yim made her ring debut in August 2009. She is set to make her NXT TV debut this Wednesday on WWE Network.
WE DID IT!!!
Years of blood, sweat & tears have been shed to take this picture. Thank you @wwenxt @wwe for giving me this opportunity to show the world the Hot Mess. Let the hard work begin. See ya at the top! pic.twitter.com/u6VK3h1bfV
— Chelsea Green (@ImChelseaGreen) October 18, 2018
Chelsea Green – Canadian grappler Chelsea Green has competed around the world, wrestling in faraway places like India and Australia, as well as throughout North America. A product of Lance Storm’s Storm Wrestling Academy in Calgary (the same school where Tyler Breeze, Peyton Royce and Oney Lorcan trained), Green first came onto the WWE Universe’s radar as a competitor in the 2015 season of WWE Tough Enough. Before wrestling, Green was a multi-sport athlete who excelled in soccer, volleyball, basketball and track.
Are you excited to see Mia Yim and Chelsea Green in WWE NXT?