WWE.com just posted an article that the company has finally managed to sign Russian amateur wrestler, Oleg Prudius, which is an interesting signing. Prudius was first introduced to the company while visiting his friend Jerry Jarrett, back in October, and has now signed a deal with WWE, soon to be headed to Deep South Wrestling, where he will begin training.
Although he has absolutely no experience in pro wrestling, Prudius is the 2005 USA Open Heavyweight Sambo Champion, and at 6'6" he stands at 310 lbs of muscle. Other than having done some amateur wrestling and being a master of Sambo, he has also done some martial arts, as he's a member of the Martial Arts League of America. On top of that, he's also the United States Kickboxing Association (USKBA) International Heavyweight Grappling Champion.
WWE.com story is available here.