Former UCF Knights tight end Cal Bloom, who played from 2013-2016, has joined the WWE Performance Center in Orlando with an eye to becoming a WWE wrestler.
Today at the PC, we welcomed the newest class of recruits @StokelyHathaway @RobertStrauss and Cal Bloom! pic.twitter.com/95RJphBgy9— Performance Center (@WWEPC) March 12, 2019
Stokely Hathaway, Robert “Robbie E” Strauss, and Cal Bloom report to the WWE Performance Center https://t.co/e5d7nP5G4x— Cageside Seats (@cagesideseats) March 11, 2019
At UCF, Bloom, who was listed at 6’ 4” and 250 pounds, caught five passes in 37 career games. He graduated after the 2016 season.
Bloom is no joke of an athlete, as his Pro Day performance showed:
There we go, Cal! The TE puts up 26 reps of 225. That's 2 more than any other TE at the combine #UCFProDay pic.twitter.com/N9bIzOUbDi— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) March 22, 2017
Bloom’s father is Wayne Bloom, who wrestled in the WCW and WWF under the name Beau Beverly. He was one half of the Beverly Brothers tag team with Mike Enos (also known as Blake Beverly).
Here’s an ESPNU Campus Connection feature on the relationship between father and son:
Bloom and his classmates will now enter the WWE NXT roster. NXT occasionally performs shows at Full Sail University in Winter Park.