Collegiate wrestling champion Jacob Kasper, Tough Enough alumna Chelsea Green among prospects at WWE tryout

More than 40 prospects — including a decorated collegiate heavyweight wrestler that has garnered comparisons to John Cena and a former Tough Enough competitor — are in Orlando, Fla., this week for a tryout at the WWE Performance Center.

The camp, one the most stacked tryouts since the advent of the WWE PC five years ago, began Thursday and culminates Saturday, and is being presided over by Head Coach Matt Bloom and his coaching team. WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry, who referred several of the athletes in attendance, is also on hand to observe the tryout.

Attendees’ athletic backgrounds run the gamut from amateur wrestling, independent wrestling, professional and college football and rugby, to strongman competitions, bodybuilding and fitness modeling, track and field, cheerleading and more.

Participants at this week’s camp include:

For more coverage of this week’s tryout, follow WWE NXT on Instagram and Twitter, as well as the official Instagram account of WWE Talent Development, @wwerecruit. To learn more about the tryout process, including how you can apply, visit the official WWE Performance Center website.