This week’s NXT witnessed the first appearance and debut of Steph De Lander during Indi Hartwell’s bachelorette party segment.
Hartwell arrived at her bachelorette gathering in a restaurant where several NXT women talent were in attendance. Of those was Hartwell’s best friend of the past 10-years Steph De Lander who is now going by the name of Persia.
Hartwell introduces Persia by thanking her from coming all this way from Australia for her bachelorette/wedding. Kacy Catanzaro then turns to Persia and asks if she really came all this way from Australia for this. She responds with saying, no, she came for Disney World.
The Australian native signed her WWE contract earlier this year in April. She has wrestled both in the Australian wrestling scene as well as the United States indies. She has trained under Madison Eagles. At this time there has been no report on when we may see De Lander next or when she will debut in the ring.
Hartwell’s on-screen wedding to Dexter Lumis takes place on the Sept. 14 episode of NXT. Perhaps we will see more of Persia at that time.
De Lander has updated her name on Twitter to Persia Pirotta.
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