Stacey Ervin Makes His WWE NXT Wrestling Debut

Stacey Ervin

Stacey Ervin has arrived.

Just weeks after reporting to the WWE Performance Center, the former gymnast made his wrestling debut at tonight’s NXT live event in Sanford, Florida.





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Taking on Kassius Ohno, Ervin came up short in his first-ever wrestling match. Ervin did, however, display some amazing athleticism.

A newcomer to the world of professional wrestling, the 24-year-old began training at the WWE Performance Center in July. Ervin attended a three-day tryout at the WWE Performance Center in February, during which he blew away scouts with his dazzling agility. Of the 37 athletes to take part in the tryout, WWE only offered developmental contracts to Ervin and MJ Jenkins.

Hailing from Taylor, Michigan, the 5-foot-8, 180-pound Ervin was a member of the University of Michigan’s 2013 NCAA Championship men’s gymnastics team. He has plenty of medals to his name, including the 2015 U.S. floor exercise bronze medal and the 2015 Winter Cup floor exercise silver medal.