Chas Betts, who worked and hustled his way onto the United States Olympic Team in 2012, is now taking the steps to fulfill another lifelong dream.
Betts, who qualified for the 2012 Olympics in London with a remarkable performance at the United States Olympic Trials, is now taking a shot at Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment (better-known as WWE and formerly the WWF).
“It’s been a dream of mine since I was 11 or 12,” Betts said in a Facebook announcement he posted last month. If nothing else it got he and his wife out of this record Minnesota winter “just in time,” he added.
Betts is training with WWE NXT, which is a program for up-and-coming wrestlers. He wouldn’t be the first Olympic performer turned pro wrestler. Kurt Angle, one-time champion, was also an Olympic team member.