Former Olympic wrestler Chas Betts has decided to sign to a developmental contract with the WWE, according to NBC OlympicTalk. Betts made the announcement via his Facebook page.
Betts participated in the 2012 London Olympics where he placed ninth in the Greco-Roman 185-pound division. He was also named USA Wrestling’s Greco-Roman Wrestler of the Year in 2012.
“I am proud to announce I have signed a contract with WWE and begin training tomorrow at the WWE Performance Center here in Florida,” Betts said on his Facebook page. “For those that have known me a long time, you know being a pro-wrestler has been a dream of mine since I was 11 or 12 years old. I’m honored and humbled by the opportunity.”
Betts becomes one of the many former Olympians that have joined the ranks professional with the most notable examples being Kurt Angle, Verne Gagne, Danny Hodge and Mark Henry.