WWE held another round of tryouts at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando and two familiar names were spotted at the tryout. Former Impact Wrestling stars Robbie E and Chelsea Green, also known as Laurel Van Ness, were seen working out with fellow WWE hopefuls this week. Chelsea Green was a contestant on the 2015 season of Tough Enough that featured the Velveteen Dream, Mandy Rose, and Sonya Devile. She is also a former Impact Knockouts Champion and in January, she left Impact and has been featured in Lucha Underground since. Meanwhile, Robbie E is a former TNA television, X Division and two-time Tag Team Champion and left the company in September of last year and has been seen wrestling on the independent scene since his departure.
S.A.M.’s Spiel: Chelsea Green and Robbie E were both accomplished in Impact and it makes sense as to why WWE would give them the opportunity for a tryout. I think Chelsea may have a higher chance at receiving an NXT contract over Robbie because the NXT Women’s Division is going through some changes with the call-ups that have been happening and the reshaping in that division due to that. It would seem they want to have Shayna Baszler be a dominate champion and someone with her experience could be a benefit to that division as a potential challenger or successor. The Men’s Division has become deeper and deeper with each major indy signing and Robbie could have a tougher time getting signed because of that but he could impress WWE officials enough to lead him to getting a contract. We shall see what comes of this and will definitely update if either or both of them get signed.