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WWE announces six new Performance Center recruits


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Six new recruits have officially joined the WWE Performance Center.

WWE announced the latest class of Performance Center recruits on Monday, with it featuring five males and one female. The class includes Bobby Steveson, who is the brother of Olympic gold medalist wrestler Gable Steveson.

Like Gable, Bobby was an amateur wrestler at the University of Minnesota. WWE has been attempting to recruit Gable, but he's yet to decide what his future plans are. Gable and fellow gold medalist Tamyra Mensah-Stock were honored at SummerSlam earlier this month.

This Performance Center class also includes two members from pro wrestling families. Joseph Fatu, the younger brother of The Usos and the son of Rikishi, has signed with WWE and is part of this class. Fatu has used the name Sefa Fatu in pro wrestling.

Ben Buchanan, the 20-year-old son of former WWE wrestler Bull Buchanan, is also part of this group of recruits.

Brady Booker, Jessica Woynilko, and Joshua Dawkins round out the group of signees.'s full write-ups on the recruits are available below:

Minneapolis’ Bobby Steveson, the brother of 2020 Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson, stands 6-feet tall and weighs 220 pounds. He wrestled at the University of Minnesota, the same alma mater as his brother, former World Champion Brock Lesnar and Raw Superstar Shelton Benjamin.

Twenty-year-old Ben Buchanan is a former Alabama state high school wrestling champion from Ranbourne, Ala. He was undefeated in the 285-pound weight class during the 2019-2020 season. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder is also the son of former WWE Tag Team Champion Bull Buchanan.

Brady Booker comes to the Performance Center from the world of college football, having played middle linebacker at the University of South Dakota. Also a skilled archer, the 21-year old hails from Lasalle, Ill., stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 245 pounds.

Jessica Woynilko is a 21-year-old gymnast, bodybuilder and CrossFit athlete from Prior Lake, Minn. As a gymnast, she specialized in tumbling and trampoline, competing on the 2016 U.S. national team.

Joseph Fatu of Las Vegas is the younger brother of SmackDown Tag Team Champions Jimmy & Jey Uso and the son of WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi. The 6-foot-2, 240-pounder has two years’ experience in sports-entertainment and played football in college.

Twenty-three-year-old Joshua Dawkins of DeBary, Fla., is the latest trainee of WWE Hall of Famer D-Von Dudley to be signed to the WWE Performance Center. The 6-foot-1 recruit is also the nephew of NBA legend Darryl Dawkins.