WWE Signs "Cheer" Star & Gymnast Gabi Butler to Contract


-- Netflix series Cheer star Gabi Butler has signed a contract with WWE, as reported by People earlier today. The longtime gymnast was in attendance at SummerSlam and says she fell in love with wrestling that summer and was "blown away" with what she saw, including the athleticism and dedication of WWE's wrestlers. Butler added that while at SummerSlam, she spent some time with WWE co-CEO Stephanie McMahon, who inspired her to take the leap to pro wrestling.

-- The article confirmed that Butler isn't going to be competing for WWE just yet, instead she will head over to the Performance Center in Orlando to begin training. She has two years left of eligibility for college athletics and noted that she will continue to cheer while working towards her first wrestling match.