WWE has announced three more recruits to the WWE Performance Center on Monday, with two indie veterans and a second generation grappler looking for his first match. On Monday afternoon, WWE announced the signing of Stokely Hathaway, Robbie E and Cal Bloom and they’re reporting to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando.
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A trainee of the Ring of Honor Dojo, he made his debut in 2014 at ROH’s Future of Honor Series and soon became a part of The Embassy stable. But he departed ROH just a year later, heading to the likes of Carolina Wrestling Federation (CWF) Mid Atlantic, CHIKARA and others. While he’s a skilled wrestler in the ring, his abilities on the mic soon made Hathaway one of the most in-demand managers in the independents, which he showed in EVOLVE Wrestling, Major League Wrestling (MLW), CHIKARA, Beyond Wrestling and many more. He’s been wrestling more the past year since departing EVOLVE, primarily with Beyond, and it’ll be interesting to see what capacity WWE uses him in.
Robbie E is an 18-year veteran of the New York and New Jersey indies, best known for his eight year run with IMPACT Wrestling from 2010 through 2017, where he’s a former IMPACT X-Divison Champion, IMPACT Television Champion and 2x IMPACT Tag Team Champion as part of the BroMans with Jessie Godderz. He’s recently been seen as part of Dwayne Johnson‘s new competitive challenge show, Titan Games.
The last recruit is the least known, primarily because he hasn’t officially wrestled yet. The 6’5″, 255 lb. second-generation wrestler is coming to the PC from the gridiron, as he played tight end at the University of Central Florida, making four Bowl Game appearances (including UCF’s Fiesta Bowl win against Baylor University). If the last name sounds familiar, it’s because his father is former pro Wayne Bloom, who was a tag team specialist with partner Mike Enos in the late 1980s for the American Wrestling Association (AWA) as The Destruction Crew. Wayne Bloom and Enos finally reached the WWF in 1991 and were bleached blond and repackaged as the Beverly Brothers, competing in the WWF tag division through 1993. Cal Bloom has been trained by his father as well as the wrestling school in Minnesota run by former WWE and IMPACT Star Ken Anderson (Mr. Kennedy) and former AWA great Brad Rheingans.