WWE® releases news about its new “WWE Campus Rush” initiative, which is a multi-campus college athlete recruitment tour involving visits to several NCAA Division I universities in search of the next generation of WWE Superstars.
WWE Superstars such as Big E, Bianca Belair, Omos, Madcap Moss, and Raquel Rodriguez, all of whom have transitioned from college athletics to a career in WWE, will address student athletes at each tour stop and educate them about WWE’s role as a global leader in sports entertainment. In conjunction with each university, student athletes will learn about WWE’s “Next In Line” (NIL) program and the resources that they can utilize including brand building, social media, fan engagement, media training, and more. Each stop of the tour will include a lively competition that features student athletes facing off on the microphone to cut the best WWE-style promo.
“WWE Campus Rush” begins tomorrow, October 12 at the University of Mississippi and will visit a total of eight universities from five conferences during the fall semester, including:
- University of Mississippi – Tomorrow, October 12
- Georgia Tech – Thursday, October 13
- Clemson University – Tuesday, October 25
- Boise State University – Tuesday, November 8
- University of Arkansas – Wednesday, November 9
- Ohio State University – Tuesday, November 15
- University of Kansas – Tuesday, December 6
- Penn State University – Wednesday, December 7
*Schedule subject to change
In 2023, ‘WWE Campus Rush” will visit the University of Florida, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of North Carolina, Texas A&M University, University of Oklahoma, Auburn University, University of Illinois, and Northwestern University.
WWE launched its “Next In Line” program in December 2021 and currently has 25 active athletes with NIL partnerships. Three athletes from the inaugural class have joined the company following their graduation from school and have started training full-time at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla.
Additionally, WWE has exclusively hosted more than 100 college athletes from more than a dozen different sports at multi-day talent tryouts in 2022. WWE signed nearly 50 athletes from those events in a growing effort to find the most talented athletes in the world.
Learn more about the path to WWE at wwerecruit.com.