WWE has signed British indie wrestler Jemma Palmer to a developmental deal. She played Inferno on the UK version of Gladiators, which is where TNA’s Brutus Magnus came from.
Also signed is Cliff Compton, 30, formerly known as Domino from the Smackdown tag team Deuce & Domino. Despite changing his name he was still using his old WWE music and being acknowledged for playing that old character during the last batch of Florida Championship Wrestling tapings. He debuted against NXT’s Justin Gabriel. After interference the match became a tag team contest between Gabriel & Michael Tarver and Compton & Wade Barrett. Tarver hit his 1.9 punch on Compton for the pinfall victory.
Wes Brisco, Gerald Brisco’s son, and the Rotundo Brothers are being kept together as a babyface trio.
Ted Dibiase made an appearance on FCW to replace his brother Brett Dibiase, who had an injured neck, teaming with Joe Hennig to successfully defend the FCW tag titles against Vancer Archer & Alex Riley and The Usos.
The March 19 FCW show in Plant City, FL, will have second or third generation legacy wrestlers in every single match. Sarona Snuka, daughter of Jimmy Snuka, will make her debut there.
Meanwhile, Yuvraj Dhsei, 23, nephew of Stampede Wrestling star Gama Singh, has also been signed to a developmental deal and will start in FCW within a couple of months after his visa issues are sorted. He paid $1,000 for an FCW tryout in December. He is 6-4, speaks Punjabi and wears a turban.
Another new developmental signing is Titus O’Neill, a former football player in the University of Florida Hall of Fame for his football record and time as student body vice-president. He graduated in 2000 and played Arena Football until the league folded.
Credit: Wrestling Observer
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