Wrestling Star Peyton Prussin Signs With WWE Under New Ring Name

Wrestling Star Peyton Prussin Signs With WWE Under New Ring Name

Former Life University star Peyton Prussin signed a WWE contract and will train with its NXT brand under her new ring name, Kendal Grey.

Feb 4, 2024 by Kyle Klingman
Wrestling Star Peyton Prussin Signs With WWE Under New Ring Name

Peyton Prussin made history on January 26, 2023, by becoming the first female wrestler and the first NAIA athlete to be included in World Wrestling Entertainment’s Next In Line program.

Now, it’s official. Prussin is on a path to becoming a WWE Superstar. Her ring name, Kendal Grey, will replace Peyton Prussin (at least on social media) as she trains with the NXT brand out of Orlando, Florida. 

Prussin's new Instagram handle is @kendalgreywwe.

The Las Vegas native was recently featured alongside 2020 Olympic champion Tamyra Mensah-Stock during an NXT spot on USA Network.

Prussin was a three-time NAIA champion for Life University (2021-23) and a 2023 finalist for USA Wrestling’s Women’s Wrestler of the Year Award. Her professional wrestling opportunity came through her engaging personality and explosive on-the-mat style.

WWE Superstar Jacob Kasper, a two-time All-American for Duke who wrestles professionally as Julius Creed, spoke highly of Prussin during a FloWrestling story on Prussin that ran on September 22, 2022

“The sky is the limit for her,” Kasper said. “That’s all props to her for how she carries herself and the way she works and the things she’s earned for herself over her life.

“She’s clearly a hard worker. She’s clearly a smart girl. She can clearly figure stuff out. She can clearly deal with the physicality and what this job entails. The only thing I hadn’t seen her do was cut a promo or give an interview but I feel with hard work you figure just about anything out.” 

Former wrestlers signed or currently listed on the WWE roster:

Chas Betts (Chad Gable), 2012 Olympian
Nikola Bogojevic (Otis), Greco-Roman Junior National Champion
— Joseph Ariola (Tony D’Angelo), NCAA D1 qualifier for Buffalo
— Beth Copeland (Beth Phoenix), Notre Dame High School wrestler (New York)
— Ettore Ewen (Big E), Florida state champion
— G'Angelo Hancock (Tavion Heights), 2020 Olympian, 2021 World bronze
Drew Kasper (Brutus Creed), Two-time D3 All-American for Otterbein
Jacob Kasper (Julius Creed), Two-time D1 All-American for Duke
— Bobby Lashley, Three-time NAIA champion for Missouri Valley
— Brock Lesnar, 2000 NCAA champion for Minnesota
Tamyra Mensah-Stock, 2020 Olympic gold medalist
— Logan Paul, 2013 D1 Ohio state qualifier
Peyton Prussin (Kendal Grey), Three-time NAIA champion for Life University
Bronson Rechsteiner (Bron Breakker), Georgia high school state champion
— Cody Rhodes, Two-time Georgia state champion
Bobby Steveson (Damon Kemp), Freestyle Junior National Champion
Gable Steveson, 2020 Olympic gold medalist

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