LINKED: WWE pursues Erica Wiebe for pro wrestling circuit

Wiebe's Olympic gold medal

From the Ottawa Citizen:

Erica Wiebe will be delivering earth-shattering slams of a completely different nature if the scouts from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) get their way.

The 27-year-old native of Stittsville became a global wrestling phenom this summer by winning a gold medal at the Rio Olympics in Brazil, capturing the attention of scouts from WWE who are currently working overtime to increase the appeal of women’s professional wrestling in the global brand…

Wiebe said, while she is entertaining the offer from WWE, she still wants to compete in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and try to retain her gold medal.

However she will be taking the trip to visit WWE’s Performance Center in Orlando, Florida in the coming weeks to continue talking with the company about any opportunities they may have for her. The Performance Centre is where the company’s top athletes train and hone their in-ring skills. It’s also home to the company’s NXT wrestling brand, which is where entry level professional wrestlers get their start with the company before moving onto either of its big weekly TV shows; RAW and Smackdown.

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