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.
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