Report: Several New Divas Signed and Heading Down to NXT

Sharon GlencrossContributor IJune 15, 2013

Brittany Fetkin (from
Brittany Fetkin (from

It looks like NXT, WWE's developmental promotion, should start bracing itself for an influx of new female stars.

Women's wrestling news site Diva-Dirt noted earlier today that several girls have mentioned on their Twitter accounts recently that they are heading down to Florida soon to begin training.

As Diva-Dirt mentions, model Brittany Fetkin revealed several days ago on Twitter that she will start in developmental later this month. The site mentions the photogenic Fetkin has previously worked as a freelance reporter.

Stunning Hollywood actress and model C.J. Perry has also noted that she is scheduled to start in NXT soon. Perry has previously appeared in a minor role in 2012 comedy Pitch Perfect and picked up parts in shows like Banshee and The Game. As her Twitter bio notes, she has also done PR work for energy drink Red Bull.

Diva-Dirt mentions that fellow model Erika Hammond will be joining Perry in developmental. Both girls previously took part in an NXT training camp back in March.

Remember that? WWE held a casting call in Los Angeles for new girls, and then picked the 10 best prospects and paid them to go train down in Florida for a week.

Independent female wrestler Reby Sky caused some fuss when she revealed to followers that the company had used her modeling agency to find contestants.

Interestingly, the site also linked professional bodybuilder Asha Sebera to the deal after she mentioned going to an upcoming NXT event, but Sebera was quick to refute the story on Twitter. It appears she is simply attending the show as a fan and little else.

For fans of pure women's wrestling, these recent signings will no doubt be a major disappointment.

Like many of the Diva Search contestants before them, none of the women mentioned appear to have any wrestling experience at all.

Maybe, like Michelle McCool and Layla El, these girls can train hard, overcome their inexperience and turn into decent in-ring competitors. But it will be tough. Wrestling is a difficult thing to pick up, and it may take years to get them to the point where they can have decent-to-good matches.  

One thing is for sure: Sara Del Rey, NXT's female trainer, has definitely got her work cut out.