On to a brand new sport! Cheer star Gabi Butler is buying and selling in her fitness center mats for the wrestling ring as she joins World Wrestling Leisure (WWE), Us Weekly can verify.
Butler, 24, gained nationwide recognition after showing within the Netflix collection and have become a fan favourite. The present adopted the award-winning Navarro Faculty cheerleading program and their coach Monica Aldama as they ready to compete on the NCA Faculty Nationals in Daytona, Florida. Butler was a part of the school squad for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons and was additionally a pupil at Weber State College in Utah as of 2021.
It appeared that a number of college students have been accomplished with their time on the Texas group school on the finish of season 1 however Aldama, 50, defined to Us in January 2020 that Navarro doesn’t “comply with your typical NCAA guidelines like the opposite sport.”
“For NCA [National Cheer Association], which is the corporate that we compete with for competitors, you will have 5 years of eligibility, and three of these could be at a junior school,” she advised Us on the time.
Earlier than her time in aggressive cheerleading, Butler was concerned in gymnastics from the age of 8 years previous. She then dove into the world of cheerleading as she competed for the California All-Stars SMOED (aka “small” and “coed”) and was featured on AwesomenessTV’s YouTube collection Cheerleaders from 2012 to 2014.
When she’s not filming the docuseries, the TV character movies movies for her Youtube channel the place she exhibits off completely different cheerleading stunts and gymnastic tips.
Over the summer season, the athlete spent most of her time touring the U.S. with the Cheer Reside tour however managed to take a while to immerse herself into the wrestling world. In July, she attended the WWE’s SummerSlam in Nashville sparking her connection to the game.
“It’s goin down right here in Nashville at SUMMER SLAM💥👊🏽🔥💪🏽,” she wrote through Instagram on the time. “@wwe thanks a lot for the superb night time. It was so cool seeing it in individual for the primary time. Really one thing I’ll always remember… met some superb individuals and made some new mates 🤍💕.”
Whereas the gymnast doesn’t have any wrestling expertise, she does contemplate the game to be just like her cheerleading background with its aggressive and performative nature.
Butler is about to coach at WWE’s Efficiency Middle in Orlando and can attend a few of the largest occasions within the sport.