Netflix’s Cheer star Gabi Butler has signed with WWE.
The longtime gymnast revealed the news to PEOPLE magazine. Butler stated that she fell in love with professional wrestling while attending WWE SummerSlam in Nashville, TN this past July.
“I was so involved in the cheerleading industry for so long, and I never really looked into anything other than cheerleading. But when I went to SummerSlam, it really just opened my eyes to the athleticism and the dedication the athletes bring into the ring.”
Butler will be training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL. She told PEOPLE that she looks forward to getting in the ring in front of fans.
“I would definitely love to take that challenge, hopefully in the future. You have to be committed to be wrestling, that’s for sure. It definitely doesn’t look easy.”
WWE Chief Content Officer and EVP of Talent Relations Triple H commented on the new signing via Twitter:
— Triple H (@TripleH) November 22, 2022