Meet Anna Keefer, the stunning WWE hopeful who is ex-college track star
THE WWE’s NXT Series has gained a familiar face in former college track and field star Anna Keefer.
After recently making her debut in the series, the ex-North Carolina Tar Heels star has revealed her in-ring name.
Keefer was first spotted by WWE fans in a pre-recorded promo in early November.
With bodyguards on either side of her, she delivered a sealed envelope meant for Chase U to Jacy Jayne.
Keefer refused to give her name at the time, but she has since revealed that she will be known in the ring as Adriana Rizzo.
Along with glamorous shots of her posing in a shoulderless black dress, Keefer posted on Instagram: “Just what the Family needed…You can call me Adriana Rizzo!”
She’ll be joining NXT Tag Team Champions Tony D’Angelo and Channing Lorenzo, alongside whom she has already appeared on a couple of occasions.
This represents a meteoric rise up the ranks for Keefer, who only signed on with the WWE just over a year ago.
Formerly a high school star in Minnesota, she was a six-time State Champion and the 2016 AAU Junior Olympic long jump champion, as per her Tar Heels bio.
Keefer subsequently made her way to North Carolina where she went on to become a three-time All-American, five-time All-ACC First-Teamer, and the ACC’s 2022 Indoor Long Jump Champion.
During her final season, she headed for Nashville, Tennessee where she participated in the WWE’s SummerSlam Tryout.
Keefer took to Instagram after her tryout to share some behind-the-scenes snaps from the day.
She captioned the shots: “Thank you @wwe for this once in a life time opportunity.
“This was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. I met some insanely talented people that I will never forget! Can’t thank you enough!”
Later that month she was among the fourteen student-athletes signed to the WWE’s Next In Line program.
She brings with her not only an impressive athletic prowess but also over 16,000 Instagram followers.
Here Keefer regularly shares glamorous lifestyle shots and pictures from her sporting career.
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