While doing a podcast interview show with Chris Jericho, Luke Harper revealed something very interesting about his personal life. Prior to being signed to a developmental contract with WWE, he was working on the independent wrestling scene. Since he needed to supplement his money, Harper also worked as a librarian for the city. He stated that he was in charge of keeping up with the text books.
November 24, 2015
Considering that he is in charge of the developmental program in WWE, it would be easy to assume that Matt Bloom doesn't have much free time. However, it looks like he does. The man formerly known as Prince Albert is starring in a movie. It is called the Dog Wedding. Interestingly enough, Bloom will be portraying an American professional wrestler who falls in love with a German dog wedding planner.
September 20, 2015
It seems like Kana is very much set on signing a contract with WWE, even though she stated not too long ago that she wanted to retire from professional wrestling. She is scheduled to show up in the USA next month to do the routine medical testing required before a contract is signed. The star from Japan will then need some time in developmental to get used to the new style, which means she won't appear on the main roster for a while.
September 3, 2015
A very interesting and heartwarming story was shared by Brodus Clay recently. He stated that when he first started in the developmental program, he was insecure about having to wear trunks because he was so heavy. In order to alleviate those concerns, Dusty Rhodes showed up to work without his shirt on. Rhodes said that if he could do it, then Clay can as well.
June 29, 2015
During a recent interview, Elijah Burke revealed something rather interesting. He stated that he has been in contact with Triple H, and the two of them have discussed the possibility of him making a return to WWE. That comes as a bit of a surprise as the front office has been focused on bringing in new guys and training them in the developmental program. For those that do not know, Burke has been busy filming a couple of movies.
April 19, 2015
A new class of developmental wrestlers started working for NXT this week. Among them is Uhaa Nation, the highly touted 27 year old from the independent wrestling circuit. He is expected to be the star of the class. Nation was signed late last year, but he had some things to work out before starting with the company. In a rather interesting note, the majority of the class is international guys that have very limited wrestling experience.
April 6, 2015
To promote the brand that he is currently in charge of, Triple H noted that all but one match at Wrestlemania featured someone that trained at NXT. Antonio Cesaro, Luke Harper, Seth Rollins, Paige, Rusev, Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns and several WWE stars in the Andre the Giant battle royal all went through the developmental program. The only match that did not feature someone from there was the one between HHH and Sting.
March 31, 2015
As many of you already know, WWE has a big developmental program that seeks out new performers constantly. Not everyone makes it through the doors, though. For those that are not quite ready for the developmental program, the front office has been suggesting that they attend the school ran by Bully Ray and Brother Devon as a way to get up to par. The former tag team champions are said to be top level trainers.
March 18, 2015
One of the more interesting allegations that were leaked about Bill DeMott this week was the fact that he once bullied Rusev while he was going through the WWE developmental program. It is being said that the former ripped the New York Jets shirt that the latter was wearing because he did not like that particular team. DeMott allegedly also slapped the current United States Heavyweight Champion in the neck, which was injured at the time.
March 4, 2015
The widespread belief is that Samoa Joe will be heading overseas and working a sting with New Japan later on this year. However, there are now reports that he might not leave the United States at all. Sources are saying that WWE has contacted the former world heavyweight champion and has put an offer on the table for him to join their developmental program. No word yet on whether or not Joe is interested in doing NXT.
February 26, 2015