WWE Signs New Diva, Champion Arm Wrestler

According to emerging reports the WWE has signed a new Diva, and she’s got quite the unique resume.

Sarah Backman, a 21-year-old Swedish arm wrestler, has been signed to a developmental deal and will be reporting to the WWE’s developmental territory.

Backman, who bench presses 200 lbs, has also appeared on Sweden’s Gladiators program “Gladiatorerna” as Spirit.

Her arm wrestling accolades include being an eight-time World Champion, eight-time European Champion and 11-time Swedish Champion, having made her start in the sport when she was just 14 years old.

She confirmed the signing on Twitter, retweeting several congratulatory messages and responding to questions, revealing when she will be heading to NXT:

Watch Sarah arm wrestle ARM TV host Gary Roberts:

What do you think of the WWE’s newest Diva?

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  • jdcabltv

    can any of these organizations find WRESTLERS? lol

    • pumped up kicks

      Lol i’m with you. There are girls in the indies who would fit the wwe style and look like Santana, Britney Savage, Leah von dutch, and Taylor Made that are very pretty and can wrestle.

      • https://www.facebook.com/matt.medina.75 Matt

        OMG, don’t get me started on Santana

      • https://www.facebook.com/matt.medina.75 Matt

        Well, at least they are hiring…………………. athletes? Also is anyone getting Sara vibes from her? I think its pretty obvious who she is replacing.

        • https://www.facebook.com/matt.medina.75 Matt

          OOPS!!! Sorry!

        • pumped up kicks

          Lol! I get Maryse and Mccool vibes from her

    • Getdownwithachola


    • therightone

      They don’t want to even UFC is going to make a mint off of Ronda Rousey

  • jdcabltv

    well i should just say can WWE find WRESTLERS..LOL

  • wl75

    Should be a good fit- her Gladiators work should help her a lot I’d imagine…

  • Wolverine

    She’s really hot

  • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

    shes good looking for a chick who’s muscular but can she pass a wwe wellness test..to me some of her pics she looks roided…

    • DjayDay

      I’ve checked a few of those aswell and she has said that they were edited and weren’t her. There’s even one with the guy saying he edited it with her permission since she does it for promotional stuff for her arm wrestling.

  • lucky1now

    shes pretty with strength
    if shes ever called up to the main shows she can have a chyna/beth role

  • WinterAngel94

    She is a beautiful girl. Def has the WWE Diva look. She has huge muscles and does look like she’s on roids but I think she will make a great fit to the new crop of Divas in NXT. And the future divas division. She kinda reminds me of Melissa Coates which isn’t bad cause I love her!!

  • Getdownwithachola

    Are we still on the WWE look topic??? smh

  • Getdownwithachola

    Watching the video had me remember how much friends I lost over arm wrestling.

  • karl

    Apparently WWE also signed irish interdependent wrestler Rachelle St. Claire as well. :)

    • WhalenX12

      Yeah, back in 2012. But she’s out healing a knee injury.

  • SherriShepherdWWE

    should be a good signing, very muscular and would be a good dominate diva :), cant wait to see her wrestle

  • http://unicornduchess07.tumblr.com hellaciousheart

    she looks like a muscular maryse.

    • Crazy_J


  • Mr. AJ Lee

    Man Hunter is just on a signing spree huh. I think that makes her diva number 9 down in training. Craziness. The future looks so bright with all these new girls. Sarah has everything WWE looks for in a girl. She is very pretty, young, and talented. I can not wait to see what the future holds for her.

  • CandiceMichelle&TorrieWilson

    The New Chyna! She should be in a Faction, like the shield but not the shield

  • http://twitter.com/RyanRoman0 Ryan

    Wow!! 200lbs??? She benched as much as me :o
    3 45s on each side damn!!

    She’s incredibly sexy too! Haha welcome to WWE!! Looking forward to her!! She’s like Maryse pretty and blonde and tan, yet with strong sexy arms on her!! Yessir!!

    • ballplayer10123

      Uhm, no. Not trying to be a jerk, but with a standard 45 lb bar, 3 45’s on each side would be 315. Two hundred lbs. Would be a 45,25,5,and 2.5 on each side.

      I had to correct you, been a gym rat for the last 7-8 years. At my strongest I was able to bench 315 3x. However, inevitably my shoulders would begin to bother me when sticking with that regimen too long. I am a slight sort of fellow (190 lbs), so for me a little bit less is more.

      She totally looks like a swole Maryse in the picture with this article. As with any Diva signing, hopefully the use her to her full potential.

      • http://twitter.com/RyanRoman0 Ryan

        Ah, Total typo dude. 2 45s I can’t do 300 lbs or anywhere near it. The max I can do over 200lbs but i love just 180. But even then my shoulder now has been feeling the pain ow, I know it comes with it, but do you know by chance why? Or is it best to relax it? I really hate not going for chest day like i literally will go blind from not going to the gym. Specially chest days. But this shoulder has been nagging for quite a while now.

        And can’t wait for this chick to join wwe officially! :)
        A swoll Maryse is correct

        • jonboi

          @ryan leave chest press for a week or 2 and just work on other parts of the body then go back & work on the pec area that’s what I do 1 day work my legs & arms nxt day pec abs. Nxt day stamina that’s the best & safest way to work out so your not going to tear the muscles & they heal faster that way, Hope that helps u, as for the newbie she looks like beth & mayrse love child & that’s not even possible lol

  • Wolverine

    They should sign Nicole Matthews and Jessie Mckay since they have the diva look and can wrestle… I don’t find Britney Savage as attractive as people make her out to be

    • Getdownwithachola

      I agree with you about Nicole and Jesse they deserve to be employed, but I think the “diva look” doesn’t matter anymore otherwise Divina Rose, Kharma, Tamina, Anaya and Skyler Moon would’ve never been signed in the first place.

      About Savage’s look, me too I’m not really into preppy chicks like her I’m more into goths and punks. You see what I love about this world is we all see beauty in different ways :)

      • Getdownwithachola

        Also I believe they tried to hire Mercedes but she refused due to nagging shoulder injury.

  • JD Sensations


    • ballplayer10123

      Her forearms are jacked. I don’t necessarily like my chicks to be too ripped though. Not huge, and not Skeletor, right in the middle is perfect.

  • Blac Chyna

    she is beautiful and has great muscles

  • 09DHK

    Though she’s pretty for a muscular girl, I wouldn’t be surprised if the E gave her a boob job between now and the time her Visa kicks in.

  • charovnica

    That girls has a cute and nice face.She can twist you up with one finger though,so that’s promising? :D

  • Nostalgia

    I can see her debuting with a sultry bad ass theme all muscly n oiled with a black leather body suit just dominating. And Divas running when they see her not because they’re scared, but because she’s weird

    • notorious

      I like this idea. (Y)

  • DJ8946

    Wow. WWE must be really trying to bulk up the division. WWE has a lot of Divas not from the US too. Anya, Sarah, Rachelle, Paige, Layla, Natalya, Rosa & Emma. WWE must be bringing alot of these girls up as valets or must be bringing back the brand sep.


    This is the first signing for AGES that I am excited about! I mean Sasha Banks and “Bayley” NO. I can’t buy them as wrestlers sorry. I know everyone loves Sasha but I don’t.

  • Raekon

    For everyone that doesn’t know, she is also a personal trainer and I think she did some bodybuilding aswell.

    Lets hope they won’t ask her to tone down her muscles like they did with Kaitlyn though cause she seems to have good arm muscles and as big as Kaitlyn used to have before.

  • https://www.facebook.com/matt.medina.75 Matt

    Well, at least they are hiring…………………. athletes? Also is anyone getting Sara vibes from her? I think its pretty obvious who she is replacing.

    • JD Sensations

      Sara Callaway?

      • https://www.facebook.com/matt.medina.75 Matt