On the Wednesday episode of WWE’s The Bump, the Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic bracket was revealed with three names no one had necessarily heard of before. That was until NXT tweeted out that they had made three new signings of some of the top women on the independent circuit. Priscilla Kelly, Elayna Black, and Lacey Ryan have all been signed to WWE contracts and will make their debuts in the tournament.
#WWENXT is proud to announce the signings of:
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) January 20, 2021
As seen in the tweet, Priscilla Kelly will now be known as Gigi Dolin, Elayna Black will be known as Cora Jade, and Lacey Ryan will go by Zoey Stark as they enter the already stacked NXT Women’s Division. Kelly and Black will be teaming in the first round as they face Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell while Ryan will join forces with Marina Shafir in the tournament to take on Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon.
Kelly has worked for WWE before, competing in the second Mae Young Classic, being eliminated in the first round by Deonna Purrazzo. She has also competed in AEW, SHIMMER, and for the World Wrestling Network. Black has been a key name for Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) and has also competed on AEW DARK in the past. Ryan has been on IMPACT, United Wrestling Network, and Championship Wrestling in Hollywood.
This is a big opportunity for them to get their names out there early in their NXT career.
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