WWE Will Scout Athletes at Strongman Nationals

In an announcement on their website, Strongman Corporation — the governing body and organizer for many of the top strongman events in North America and beyond — posted that pro wrestling scouts will be at this weekend’s Nationals competition to look for up and coming crossover talent.

The 2016 Strongman Corporation National Championship takes place October 28th and 29th in Davenport, Iowa. The competition — which features divisions for men and women — will test athletes in the Dumbbell Clean & Press for Reps, Yoke Walk, Axle Tire Deadlift for Reps, Husafell Carry for Distance, and the Bartos Keg and Stone of Steel Carry and Load Medley.

Scouts from the WWE will be on site to look for athletes to potentially invite into their own training ranks. From the Strongman Corporation post:

During the event, WWE will be on the lookout for up-and-coming athletes to be the next WWE superstar.

This isn’t the first time that WWE has turned to Strongman Corporation and its athletes. The organization has been scouting Strongman athletes since 2013 and the induction of Pro Strongman Adam Scherr as Braun Stroman into the WWE.

Stay tuned for the 2016 Strongman Corporation National Championship this weekend, and you may see one or more of the competing athletes take the WWE stage.

Who are you most excited about watching this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured image: Strongman Corporation

David Tao

David Tao

BarBend's Co-Founder and Editorial Director, David is a veteran of the health & fitness industry, with nearly a decade of experience building and running editorial teams in the space. He also serves as a color commentator for both National and International weightlifting competitions, many through USA Weightlifting.

David graduated from Harvard University and served for several years as Editorial Director/Chief Content Officer of Greatist.com. In addition to his work in the health & fitness industry, David has been a writer for Fortune and Fortune.com, as well as a contributor to Forbes.com, Slate, and numerous other outlets across the web and in print. He's especially passionate about the intersection of strength sports and quality, professional media coverage — overlapping interests shared by the BarBend editorial team and which drive their content strategy each and every day.

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