The following are the updated WWE NXT power rankings for this week:
1. The Ascension
2. Alexander Rusev
4. Corey Graves
5. Aiden English
WWE Signs Olympic Wrestler to Developmental Deal
According to posts on his Facebook page, WWE has signed Olympic Wrestler Chas Betts to a developmental deal, and he will begin training at the Performance Center today. Betts was a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Greco Roman Wrestling team, and has noted the following regarding his WWE signing:
On Oct. 19th of last year, I asked Kristi to give me one year to attack and pursue a new dream after I retired from Greco-Roman Wrestling…
It ended up taking two weeks longer than I asked for, but I think she'll forgive that — considering we've moved to sunny Orlando, FL just as the Minnesota winter was about to kick in.
I am proud to announce I have signed a contract with WWE and begin training tomorrow at the WWE Performance Center here in Florida. For those that have known me a long time, you know being a pro-wrestler has been a dream of mine since I was 11 or 12 years old. I'm honored and humbled by the opportunity. I am extremely lucky to have a wife and family that has supported me in every dream I've chosen to chase, however unlikely it may be. Never underestimate the power of a good support system, people!