WWE is back on the hunt for performers to bring over to the roster, and news broke on Tuesday of a big women’s star at a recent tryout. First reported by PWInsider, Kylie Rae was at WWE tryouts. This is big news as Rae is one of the biggest names in women’s wrestling outside the WWE. Signing her would be a massive get for the company as it continues to rebuild its women’s division.
The COVID-19 pandemic hit women’s wrestling in WWE hard. Not only were multiple names like Mia Yim, Taya Valkyrie, Dakota Kai, and others cut, but the division’s booking on television took a massive step back. Triple H has stepped into the lead for Talent and Creative and has taken some steps to rebuild this division. Moves like re-signing Emma, Dakota Kai, Tegan Nox, B-Fab, and others add much-needed depth to the group. Plus, WWE NXT has dedicated ample amounts of its two hours each week to the development of the women’s division. Bringing in Rae would be a shot in the arm for this growth.
At 30 years old, Rae brings a wealth of experience into the ring, even with just six years of performing according to Cagematch. She’s held championships in multiple promotions, with the most prominent run being a 343-day tenure as the Warrior Wrestling Women’s Champion. Her journey across wrestling has seen Rae perform for NWA, Impact Wrestling, RevPro, New Japan, and All Elite Wrestling.
As a performer, Rae would be able to make the jump to the main roster from the start. Take Roxanne Perez, for example. She’s talented and very young, with her booking showing that WWE sees a lot in her future. She could be on the main roster now but taking time to perform in WWE NXT is helping her build her skills and perform in the “WWE way.” Rae has the same amount of experience, but more time on “bigger” stages. That could help her transition well into what would be available on the main roster.
Rae fits into a division that features stars like Rhea Ripley, Bianca Belair, Becky Lynch, Bayley, Asuka, and more. She can perform well enough to keep up with those ladies and has a character that would present well to the WWE crowd. It may take a bit of an introduction to those viewers, as most of her run has been across the independent scene, but the promotion has shown they can elevate names well enough in the past.
Wrestling fans should be interested in the news that WWE is open to bringing in independent stars to boost the roster. Kylie Rae’s appearance at a recent tryout is a step in the right direction and the company should make a full push to bring her into the promotion.