WWE unveils inaugural NIL class

WWE announces their first class of talents who'll be a part of their new NIL program

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WWE’s first NIL class.

Last week, WWE launched an NIL (Next In Line) program following NCAA’s new policy going into effect which permits college athletes to monetize their name, image and likeness. The first class of WWE’s NIL program has been announced and there are five football players, five track runners, three basketball players and two wrestlers.

Name

School

Sport

Height/Weight

Hometown

Carlos Aviles

Ohio State

Track & Field

6’ 6”, 305 lbs.

Ventura, Calif.

Haley Cavinder

Fresno State

Basketball

5’ 6”

Gilbert, Ariz.

Hanna Cavinder

Fresno State

Basketball

5’ 6”

Gilbert, Ariz.

A.J. Ferrari

Oklahoma State

Wrestling

6’, 200 lbs.

Dallas, Texas

Lexi Gordon

Duke

Basketball

6’

Fort Worth, Texas

Aleeya Hutchins

Wake Forest

Track & Field

5’ 5”

Toronto, Canada

John Krahn

Portland State

Football

7’, 400 lbs.

Riverside, Calif.

Glen Logan

LSU

Football

6’ 5”, 305 lbs.

Kennar, La.

Isaac Odugbesan

Alabama

Track & Field

6’ 4”, 275 lbs.

Lagos, Nigeria

Mason Parris

Michigan

Wrestling

6’ 2”, 275 lbs.

Lawrenceburg, Ind.

Masai Russell

Kentucky

Track & Field

5’ 5”

Potomac, Md.

Jon Seaton

Elon

Football

6’ 1”, 285 lbs.

Hillsborough, N.J.

Joe Spivak

Northwestern

Football

6’, 300 lbs.

Lombard, Ill.

Dalton Wagner

Arkansas

Football

6’ 9”, 330 lbs.

Spring Grove, Ill.

Riley White

Alabama

Track & Field

5’ 6”

Hoover, Ala.

These athletes join Gable Steveson who is also a part of WWE’s NIL program. Steveson was drafted to the Raw brand as a part of the 2021 WWE Draft.

Being a part of the NIL program gives the athletes access to WWE’s Performance Center in Orlando, Florida in addition to resources across the company. When the program is completed, a select number of the listed individuals may earn a contract.

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