Olympic Wrestler Chas Betts Announces He's Signed With WWE

As reported earlier today, Olympic wrestler Chas Betts has signed with WWE. Betts, who competed on the 2012 United States Olympic team (Greco-Roman wrestling), posted the following message on his Facebook page announcing that today is his first day at the WWE Performance center in Orlando, Florida:

“On Oct. 19th of last year, I asked Kristi to give me one year to attack and pursue a new dream after I retired from Greco-Roman Wrestling…

It ended up taking two weeks longer than I asked for, but I think she’ll forgive that — considering we’ve moved to sunny Orlando, FL just as the Minnesota winter was about to kick in.

I am proud to announce I have signed a contract with WWE and begin training [Monday] at the WWE Performance Center here in Florida. 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. I am extremely lucky to have a wife and family that has supported me in every dream I’ve chosen to chase, however unlikely it may be. Never underestimate the power of a good support system, people!

For those interested in following the journey, feel free to follow me @chasbetts on Twitter. See ya down the road, friends!”

* PHOTO of CHAS BETTS – WWE’s Newest Olympian Wrestler

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