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More Details Emerge Involving Haley And Hanna Cavinder’s WWE Aspirations
While excitement rages on over their post-college plans, the Cavinder twins have to first go through extensive WWE training.
As we reported last week, Haley and Hanna Cavinder, the viral college basketball stars who abruptly retired from hoops to pursue other things, have WWE firmly in their sights. While their future is still in the air, these University of Miami stars' interest in professional wrestling has piqued the attention of the WWE Universe and the sports world in general.
Still, despite an appearance on the "TODAY" Show, both women have been relatively mum on their WWE aspirations. Luckily, more news has come out recently to help shed some light on their unique situation.
The Cavinder Twins' Agent Provides an Update
The Cavinders' agent, Jeff Hoffman, spoke with TheStreet on Monday and commented on the twins' WWE goals.
"The potential – what could be – I think they'd be excited if that type of opportunity presented itself for them to be main features in the WWE," Hoffman said. "WWE fans provide such positive comments, feedback and energy to the twins."
On one level, Hoffman's comments read as nothing more than excited rhetoric meant only to hype up the women's eventual WWE debut. But when we begin to unpack his words, it's impossible to say with certainty that Haley and Hanna will ever be featured on WWE television. The way he phrased it, it seems like the twins are only interested if WWE made them "main features. We're hoping this doesn't mean he expects the women to "skip the line," so to speak. The path to becoming WWE Superstars is typically a long, grueling and arduous journey. We hope the women and their agent realize that it's unlikely anything will be handed to them.
Thankfully, Jeff Hoffman cautioned that the twins will have to undergo rigorous training if they want to consider a WWE-focused career path seriously.
Collegiate Success Doesn't Always Translate to Success in WWE
"WWE has a very specific training process," he explained. "They don't just fit people into storylines and say, 'Here you go.' The twins are D-I athletes, they're extremely fit, healthy and exercise constantly, but there's also a process through the training to make sure you understand not only movements but safety."
We're happy to report that it seems like everyone in the Cavinder camp realizes what a tough road lies ahead for the twins, and it's only a matter of time before the entire WWE Universe will recognize whether they're destined for greatness, or destined to fade away slowly. Will they follow in the footsteps of Superstars like Kurt Angle, successfully parlaying collegiate success into massive WWE superstardom? Or, will Haley and Hanna end up like Gabe Steveson, famously drafted to the Monday Night RAW roster in late 2021 in one of the most memorable WWE Draft moments ever only to never officially step into the ring as of April 2023.
Haley and Hanna Have a Tough Road Ahead
No matter where their athletic careers lead them, the Cavinder twins already have a fan rooting for them in the form of WWE Superstar Liv Morgan!
During a quick video chat late last year, Liv, who currently holds one-half of the WWE Women's tag team titles, encouraged the girls to explore being a full-time tag team if the opportunity presented itself. The Cavinders admitted that fans constantly drew comparisons between them and the Bella Twins throughout their basketball careers, so focusing on being a tag team may be their best bet to, as their agent puts it, be "main features in WWE."
Whatever road they head down, Haley and Hanna have an uphill battle. Becoming WWE Superstars will take dedication, time and heart. The twins already have the athletic ability to succeed in professional wrestling – they've shown that on the basketball court for years. But will their hardwood skills translate to in-ring acumen? Did their burning desire to bring home an NCAA title for the University of Miami set the stage for the two women to make the most significant impact on the WWE women's roster since the Bella Twins?
Anything is possible. It just comes down to how badly the Cavinders want it.
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