As first reported by ESPN and then confirmed by WWE, Tamyra Mensah-Stock has signed with the company.
Born in Chicago and raised in Texas, Mensah-Stock is one of the most decorated athletes in the history of women’s wrestling, winning gold medals at the Pan American Championships, Pan American Games, World Championships, and the Olympics.
In 2021, Mensah-Stock won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games and in the process became the first Black woman ever to win gold in freestyle wrestling.
Mensah-Stock joins an incredible list of former Olympic wrestlers to sign with WWE including Gable Steveson, Chad Gable and WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle.
While speaking to ESPN, she stated that her intention is to make it to WWE’s main roster in a year.
“I love watching the athletes just in the ring, just going what they do best,” Mensah-Stock said. “I just see their personalities just shine through the television, and I see their strength. Just everything about them resembles me, and I’ve just wanted to be a part of that.”
The full interview by ESPN can be read at the link below.