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Ultimate University students / UPW Wrestlers signed to WWE:
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"Training History" as listed below is prior to signing to WWE)

Sylvester "Bear" Terkay

Started at UU:  February 1999

 

Signed to WWF:  September 1999

 

Training History:  

  • Ultimate University.

Current:  This 6'6" NCAA Heavyweight Champion went on to become  one of the tops stars in Japan as "Predator", with Zero-One, and as a fighter with K-1. Bear is active in the movie and TV business.  Re-signed with WWE in May, 2006.

Russ McCullough

Started at UU:  December 1998

 

Signed to WWF:  August 1999

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

Current:  After a 2 year stint with OVW and IWA in Puerto Rico, this 6'10" giant is now retired from the mat wars and is an investment broker in Orange County California.

Stefan Gamlin

Started at UU:  February, 1999

 

Signed to WWF:  August,  1999

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

Current:  The former pro football and Battledome star led Team UPW to defeat the NFL on FX's Toughman.  Since that time, Gamlin has racked up a variety of credits, including a lead role on ESPN's "Wild Rules" series and MMA matches all over the world.

Tom Howard

Started at UU:  December 1998

 

Signed to WWF:  September,  1999

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

  • School of Hard Knocks

Current:  Co-founder of UU and all-around UPW role model,, this consummate wrestler/ shootfighter started in Mexico and went on to become one of Japan's top foreign stars at Zero One.

Caryn Mower

Started at UU:  October, 1999

 

Signed to WWF:  September 2000

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University.

Current:  Caryn came to UPW through the Discovery Channel show  Went to WWF as Stephanie McMahon's  trainer "Muffy."  Now a successful stuntwoman in LA.

Aaron Aguilera

Started at UU:  December 1998

 

Signed to WWF:  May, 2000

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

  • WPW - Martin Marin

Current:  The "first graduate of Ultimate University", Aaron worked more UPW shows than any other wrestler.  Recently appearing in WWE as "Jesus", Aaron is currently instructing again at Ultimate University.

Basil Bozinis

Started at UU:  August, 1999

 

Signed to WWF:  May, 2000

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

Vasily Basil Bozinis came to UU as one of its most intense prospects ever, which was quickly recognized by WWF.  Basil passed away in 2002.

John Cena

Started at UU:  January, 2000

 

Signed to WWF:  May, 2000

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

Current:  "Prototype" set the standard for which all current and future UU students strive.  Now a HUGE Superstar with WWE.

Pete Doyle

Started at UU:  December 1999

 

Signed to WWF:  September 2000

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

Current:  One of UPW's first writers ever, went to WWF in that same capacity.  Now back at UPW as the conniving "Commissioner" Peter Doyle.  Behind the scenes, Pete works with UPW in Live Event sales, writing and more.

Diane & Elaine Klimaszewski

Started at UU:  March, 2000

 

Signed to WWF:  August, 2000

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

Current:  First managed by Rick Bassman in 1995, the multi-faceted performers have gained worldwide fame as "The Coors Lite Twins."

 

Nathan Jones

Started at UU:  October, 2000

 

Signed to WWF:  March, 2001

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

Current:  World's strongest man, poet, former convict, scientist, star in Japan, Nathan Jones is an enigma.  Nathan is now active in movies in Asia and Australia.

Jon Heidenreich

Started at UU:  December, 2000

 

Signed to WWF:  April, 2001; WWE July 2003.

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

Current:  The former footballer was signed to WWF immediately upon starting at UPW, was released, began to make his mark in Japan and was resigned to WWE in mid 2003.  Now active on the independent circuit.

Lisa Marie Varon

Started at UU:  May, 2001

 

Signed to WWF:  December, 2001

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

Current:  One of  UPW's/UU's most dedicated talents ever, the former fitness star is now at the top of the business as WWE Superstar "Victoria," a multi-time WWE Women's Champion.

Frostee Moore

Started at UU:  March, 2000

 

Signed to WWF:  December, 2001

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

Current:  UPW's faithful bell-ringer Miss Delicious, Frostee went to WWF as one of Godfather's "Ho's."  Retired from wrestling, Frostee is a successful fitness model.

Mike Bucci

Started at UU/UPW:  May, 2000

 

Signed to WWE:  September 2002

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

  • Iron Mike Sharpe

Current:  Former ECW star "Nova" made a huge and immediate impact at UPW as both performer and locker room leader.  Now appearing as "Simon Dean" for WWE.

Brian Kendrick

Started at UU:  October, 2000

 

Signed to WWE:  December 2002

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

  • Shawn Michaels

Current:  Like Nova, made a huge, positive impact at UU/UPW after his release from WWF.  Became a regular at Zero-One in Japan and went onto WWE.

Chris Bell

Started at UU/UPW:

 

Signed to WWE:  

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

Current:  Award winning writer and director of various film and television projects.  Consults with UPW on its film entertainment venutres.

Matt Wiese

Started at UU/UPW:  February,  2001

 

Signed to WWE:  June, 2003

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

  • Impact Zone Wrestling

Current:  One of UPW's most colorful characters ever,  "Horshu" became part of WWE as "Luther Reigns".  Now a successful businessman in Arizona.

Ryan Sakoda

Started at UU/UPW:  April,  2000

 

Signed to WWE:  September, 2003

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

  • School of Hard Knocks

Current:  One of UPW's great roster mainstays, instructor at UU and all-around good guy, Ryan made a bigimpact at Zero-One in Japan.  Formerly A WWE TV regular, Ryan is now instructing at Ultimate University.

Chris Mordetzky

Started at UU/UPW:  March 2002.

 

Signed to WWE:  September 2003

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

Current:  The 22 year old phenom first started at UU at 17, left to improve himself and returned with a vengeance at age 19.  His hard work and dedication is paying off on WWE TV as "The Masterpiece", Chris Masters.

Mike Knox

Started at UU/UPW:  April, 2001

 

Signed to WWE:  February, 2005

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

  • Impact Zone Wrestling

Current: Signed to WWE developmental deal in preparation for his WWE television debut.

Derrick Neikirk

Started at UU/UPW:  July, 2003

 

Signed to WWE:  February, 2005

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

  • Impact Zone Wrestling

Current: Signed to WWE developmental deal in preparation for his WWE television debut.

Greg Groothius

Started at UU/UPW:  July, 2001

 

Signed to WWE:  February, 2005

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

  • Impact Zone Wrestling

Current: Signed to WWE developmental deal in preparation for his WWE television debut.

Frankie Kazarian

Started at UU/UPW:  March, 2000

 

Signed to WWE:  February, 2005

 

Training History:

  • Killer Kowalski
     

Current:  Instructing at Ultimate University, active on the independent circuit.

Melina Perez

Started at UU/UPW: July, 2003

 

Signed to WWE:  January, 2005

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

  • School of Hard Knocks

Current:  Excelling in the WWE as "Melina"

Jason Riggs

Started at UU/UPW: March, 1999

 

Signed to WWE:  April, 2005

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

  • Scott Casey

Current:  Active on the independent circuit.

Johnny Riggs

Started at UU/UPW: March, 1999

 

Signed to WWE:  April, 2005

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

  • Scott Casey

Current:  Active on the independent circuit.

Mike Mizanin

Started at UU/UPW: March, 2002

 

Signed to WWE:  January, 2006

 

Training History:

  • Ultimate University

 

Current:  The popular reality TV personality is currently establishing himself as a WWE superstar.

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