Last Updated on March 12, 2023
The WWE announced the third class of its name, image, and likeness program, “Next In Line.”
This new roster of college athletes includes NCAA Champion hurdler Alia Armstrong from Louisiana State University, NCAA All-American wrestler Greg Kerkvliet from Penn State University and University of Georgia Softball player Jaiden Fields, the younger sister of Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields.
|Abby Jacobs||South Alabama||Soccer||5’7||Gulf Breeze, Fla.|
|Alexandra Jaksec||Mary Washington||Tennis||5’4||Pittsburgh, Pa.|
|Alia Armstrong||LSU||Track & Field||5’4||Baton Rouge, La.|
|Cameron Jones||Cincinnati||Football||6’8, 320 lbs.||Hindman, Ky.|
|Dee Beckwith||Kentucky||Football||6’5, 235 lbs.||Florence, Ala.|
|Greg Kerkvliet||Penn State||Wrestling||6’3, 250 lbs.||Inver Grove Heights, Minn.|
|Isaiah Iton||Rutgers||Football||6’2, 290 lbs.||Houston, Texas|
|Jaiden Fields||Georgia||Softball||5’9||Kennesaw, Ga.|
|Landon Jackson||Arkansas||Football||6’7, 275 lbs.||Texarkana, Texas|
|Mady Aulbach||Youngstown State||Basketball||5’3||Slippery Rock, Pa.|
|Nick Dawkins||Penn State||Football||6’4, 315 lbs.||Allentown, Pa.|
|Otoniel Badjana||Pittsburgh||Track & Field||5’11, 245 lbs.||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Peyton Prussin||Life University||Wrestling||5’4||Las Vegas, Nev.|
|Tori Ortiz||Oklahoma State||Track & Field||5’9||Batavia, Ill.|
|Turner Washington||Arizona State||Track & Field||6’5, 290 lbs.||Tuscon, Ariz.|
The third “Next In Line” class is unique because it includes women athletes from softball, soccer, tennis and women’s wrestling. So far, the “Next In Line” NIL program has signed 46 athletes since it was launched in December 2021. Its first signee was former University of Minnesota wrestler and Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Stevenson.
“Next In Line” is an opportunity to identify and develop future WWE Superstars and adds depth to the WWE’s talent pipeline by partnering with college athletes from various sports and backgrounds. College athletes who are a part of this NIL program will have the opportunity to receive media training and resources to help build their brand.
As a bonus, the “Next In Line” college athletes will have access to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla., and potentially earn a WWE contract. Anything is possible, as the athletes that are part of this program have a combined 10 million followers on TikTok and over 2 million followers on Instagram.FeaturedNILNIL individualNIL newsNIL womenWWE