After announcing that they would forego their fifth year of eligibility and cease playing college basketball for the University of Miami, there was much speculation as to what the Cavinder twins, Haley and Hanna, would do for their next career move.
The Cavinder twins earned around $850,000 each in NIL money last season and “sources have indicated to On3 the twins have multiple business opportunities ahead of them and will remain social media influencers. Entering into some of the deals may have been restricted due to NIL policies if they stayed at Miami.”
Haley and Hanna Cavinder had already signed deals with Champs Sports, Campbell Soup, The Cheesecake Factory, and Boost Mobile while balling at The U and Fresno State, but the one agreement they had that stood out with regard to their post-basketball career possibilities was with WWE.
The twins were one of WWE’s main targets when the company began its “Next In Line” (NIL) program.
“They have connected and built a meaningful fan base across multiple platforms. They check a lot of boxes,” James Kimball, WWE’s senior vice president/head of talent strategy, said about the signing.
Last week, in their first media appearance since Miami’s historic run in the NCAA tournament, Haley and Hanna Cavider were asked about moving into pro wrestling with WWE.
“Their fanbase, the sport, their fitness side of it, that fits Hanna and I’s brand and aligns great with us,” Haley told Today. “So they’re a great partner and yeah, we’re very excited with the future with them.”
With over four million followers on TikTok and 1.5 million on Instagram, many fans speculated that the Cavinder twins could become WWE’s new Bella twins.
On Thursday, the Cavinder twins’ agent Jeff Hoffman confirmed that the 22-year-old siblings will begin training at the WWE performance center in Orlando this spring.
“The potential — what could be — I think they’d be excited if that type of opportunity presented itself for them to be main features in the WWE,” Hoffman told The Street.
“WWE fans provide such positive comments, feedback, and energy to the twins.
“The WWE, they have a very specific training process They don’t just fit people into storylines and say, ‘Here you go.’
“The twins are D-I athletes, they’re extremely fit, healthy, exercise constantly, but there’s also a process through the training to make sure you understand not only movements but safety.”