Superstars react to WWE’s latest signings
The WWE Performance Center’s February class has arrived, and to say the newcomers have received a warm welcome would be putting it mildly. Since the news broke earlier today, several WWE and NXT Superstars have shared their excitement about the incoming recruits.
The IIconics took a break from singing their own praises to commend the signees, which include two fellow Aussies (Brendan Vink and Jermaine Haley). Billie Kay also shouted out two of the group’s most decorated ring veterans, Jeffrey Parker & Matt Lee, who’ve teamed for years throughout North America.
Daaang. Looks like a sick group! Congrats! https://t.co/ltbKqfaV8E— Peyton Royce (@PeytonRoyceWWE) February 11, 2019
Ahhh so many incredible and talented people in this group!! 🤗 https://t.co/ed0SAMclEv— Billie Kay (@BillieKayWWE) February 11, 2019
Meanwhile, Kevin Owens, who crossed paths with Parker and Lee on the Canadian independent scene, couldn’t help but draw attention to his fellow Quebecois in a group photo posted on the WWE Performance Center Twitter account.
Oh boy... pic.twitter.com/51YsgmEJRZ— Kevin (@FightOwensFight) February 11, 2019
NXT’s Taynara Conti shined a spotlight on the arrival of Rachael Ellering. Both Conti and Ellering competed in the 2017 and 2018 editions of the Mae Young Classic.
I’m really happy for ya @RachaelEllering ❤️ you deserve the world #WeAreNxt— Taynara Conti (@TaynaraContiWWE) February 11, 2019
WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix also applauded Ellering on her latest career milestone.
No one knows better than NXT Superstars how life-changing it is to be signed to the WWE Performance Center. A tweet from Deonna Purrazzo, who joined the WWEPC ranks last July, indicated that The Virtuosa is as eager to share a locker room with Karen Yu as she is to battle her. Purrazzo and Yu were frequent rivals on the independent circuit.
Mia Yim, who joined in October, also welcomed the signees with open arms.
Welcome !!! 💪💪 https://t.co/WxRDx2gCx7— The HBIC (@MiaYim) February 11, 2019
Even WWE Performance Center coach and former ECW Champion Steve Corino got in on the well-wishing, offering his congrats to “ACH” Albert Hardie Jr.