Zack Ryder Talks About His Friend on WWE Tough Enough, Other Familiar Names Appearing on the Show

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– As noted, WWE announced 40 Tough Enough finalists that have been invited to a mini-camp at the WWE Performance Center this week. That group will then be narrowed down to 13 competitors that will go on to the Tough Enough premiere on June 23rd. Below are some of the more notable names from the group of 40:

* Adam Ohriner, Long Island – Indie wrestler, Zack Ryder’s friend The Big O seen in the video above

* Alexander Frekey, Dallas -Actor, fitness model

* Amanda Saccomanno, Yorktown Heights, N.Y. – WBFF Bikini World Champion

* Ava Knight-Salicka, Las Vegas – world champion boxer

* Chelsea Green, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – Indie wrestler Jaina

* Danielle Kamela, Scottsdale, Ariz. – Former NBA dancer and NFL cheerleader

* Daria Berenato, Los Angeles – MMA fighter, actress, AfterBuzz host

* Dianna Dahlgren, Spokane – Miss Motocross, IFBB competitor

* Don Arner, Pittsburgh – Indie wrestler Cassidy Stone

* Gabi Castrovinci, Southington, Conn. – Fitness model and competitor

* Giorgia Piscina, Brisbane, Australia – BFF Pro Bikini competitor

* Joshua Bredl, Thornton, Colo. – Former defensive end for Colorado State at Pueblo

* Kahlil Bell, San Jose – Former NFL running back

* Kevin Penczek, Belle, W.V. – Indie wrestler

* Krishany San Jorge, Puerto Rico – Actor, model

* LaRayia Gaston, Los Angeles – Model

* Mada Abdel Hamid, Los Angeles – Model, bodybuilder

* Mike Hayes, Louisville – OVW wrestler Michael Hayes

* Patrick Clark, Washington, D.C. – Indie wrestler

* Sada Bettencourt, San Jose – Real L Word actress, indie wrestler in training

* Samantha Sage, Los Angeles – IFBB Pro competitor

* Stephen Tezanos-Pinto, Sacramento – WBFF Pro competitor

* Tanner Saraceno, Boiling Springs, S.C. – MMA fighter

* Vinny Tortorella, Staten Island – Amateur wrestler, Tae-Kwon Do First Degree Black Belt

* Zach Boss, Calgary, Alberta, Canada – WBBF Pro competitor

* Zamariah “ZZ” Loupe, Bayou Bluff, LA – appeared on reality show Swamp People

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