The signings of four talented independent wrestlers were announced by WWE on Tuesday: Ricochet (aka Prince Puma), Candice LeRae and the tag team War Machine (Ray Rowe & Warbeard Hanson) have all reported to WWE’s Performance Center in Orlando officially. All three signings were expected for a few months, so it’s nice to be able to write about them as being official.
If GIFs of indescribably creative wrestling moves have ever flooded your social feeds, there’s a good chance it was new WWE Performance Center signee Trevor Mann that you were watching. Better known by the ring name Ricochet, Mann, 29, of Paducah, Ky., officially reported today to the WWE PC in Orlando, Fla.
Standing 5-foot-9 and weighing 188 pounds, Mann brings an astonishing assortment of aerial moves to the ring. The decorated high-flyer has captured countless titles over his 14-year career, including championships on three separate continents. Among his many accolades, Mann has twice won Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s annual Battle of Los Angeles tournament, and he is only the second American in history to win New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Best of the Super Juniors tournament. (The first was WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero.)