Parris is one of 15 collegiate athletes in the inaugural NIL program that provides a pathway to WWE.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Mason Parris might do wrestling of a different kind once his time is done at the University of Michigan.
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced today 15 college athletes who will be among the first to participate in the company’s newly formed NIL (Name, Image & Likeness) program.
Parris, the #2 ranked heavyweight wrestler in the NCAA, is among the inaugural “Next in Line” class which provides a pathway from collegiate athletics to WWE.
He will have access to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, and could eventually earn a WWE Contract.
The Next in Line class also features Olympic gold medalist and NCAA Champion Gable Steveson. He and Parris met in the National Championship a season ago.
Maybe they will face off for the WWE Championship in the future.
Stay tuned to Eagle Country 99.3 this week for more on this development.