Another Olympic gold medalist has signed a contract with WWE
Following the WWE signings of Olympic gold medalists Kurt Angle and Gable Steveson, ESPN.com reported that Tamyra Mensah-Stock now has a contract with WWE. Mensah-Stock was the Olympic champion at 68 kilograms at the Tokyo Games in 2021 and became the first Black woman to win gold in freestyle wrestling.
Mensah-Stock said the following about wanting to pursue a career in WWE…
“Something in the back of my head that’s just been itching at me, a dream of mine for I don’t know how long. I just wanted to be in the WWE.”
“I love watching the athletes just in the ring, just going what they do best. I just see their personalities just shine through the television, and I see their strength. Just everything about them resembles me, and I’ve just wanted to be a part of that.”
Mensah-Stock reported to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida on Monday and she hopes to be on the main roster within a year.
As exclusively announced by @espn, @WWE has signed Olympic wrestling gold medalist @MensahTamStock to a contract.https://t.co/1cDPHEONoC
— WWE Public Relations (@WWEPR) May 3, 2023