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American Ninja Warrior finalist Kacy Catanzaro officially joins NXT


For fans of flippy style of wrestling former American Ninja Warrior star Kacy Catanzaro may be the greatest flipping prospect pro wrestling has ever seen.

After receiving a WWE tryout back in Jan. 2017 and briefly appearing at the Mae Young Classic on Aug. 27, the WWE officially announced today that Catanzaro has reported to NXT.

Per WWE:

“Kacy Catanzaro has been among the more enticing names expected to join the WWE Performance Center. Now, can confirm that the “American Ninja Warrior” alumna has officially reported to NXT.”

A former collegiate gymnast, Catanzaro made a name for herself back in 2014 when she became the first woman to complete the qualifying obstacle course on ANW. Standing five feet and weighing 100 pounds, the 28-year-old Catanzaro would also become the first woman ever to complete a city finals obstacle course on the NBC reality competition series.

With over 14 million views, check out the viral video that helped Kacy Catanzaro transform into American Ninja Warrior’s first breakout star.

No doubt the athletic ability is there, so how far do you see Catanzaro making it in her pro wrestling career? Just NXT? To the WWE main roster? Championships at either stop?

And, if you want to learn more about Kacy and her ANW history, head over to our sister blog American Ninja Warrior Nation. They do great work covering the the show, including her historic 2014 season and official retirement in August 2017.

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