During a recent interview, Sheamus revealed some information on his tryout match with WWE. He admitted that they were awful. For whatever reasons, management opted to choose Dolph Ziggler as his opponent, even though Ziggler was a developmental wrestler himself. The Celtic Warrior stated that Finlay was the one that made the odd choice. He also stated that he was hoping to receive more advice than he was being given at the time.
May 3, 2015
During a recent interview, ACH was asked about his tryout with WWE and his experience with Bill DeMott. In addition to saying that he was one of the nicest trainers there, he also mentioned that DeMott was never a jackass to him or anyone else during the session. The ROH star said that it sucks that people came out and caused DeMott to lose his job as the head trainer of NXT. The 27 year star has been eyed as a potential signing as of late.
April 18, 2015
Earlier in the week, it was revealed that Ross Von Erich and Marshall Von Erich were going to be receiving tryouts with WWE. It has now been revealed that Jim Ross was the one that made the call to the front office to set things in motion. He did it because of his connection to Kevin Von Erich. The third generation stars have some experience, but the belief is that they would benefit tremendously from the NXT developmental program.
April 10, 2015
Through social media, Kevin Von Erich revealed that his sons will be heading to Orlando in May for NXT. Some are saying that the boys will be going in for tryouts, while others are saying that they have already secured deals with WWE. Since the family name still holds plenty of value, it wouldn't be all that difficult to believe that Ross Von Erich and Marshall Von Erich will be picked up in the developmental program.
April 9, 2015
Apparently, WWE is still really bitter about the Young Bucks rejecting their offer last year. The brothers were asked to go in for a tryout because they had become one of the hottest acts on the independent wrestling circuit and internationally. However, Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson opted to remain free agents. Management is said to be furious because they are not used to performers not wanting to work for them.
March 19, 2015
Previously, it was reported that the Great Khali was interested in opening up a wrestling school in India. Apparently, he has already accomplished that. The former World Heavyweight Champion revealed to the media that the academy is already up and running. Khali already has some students working out at his facility. The 42 year old also mentioned that WWE wanted him to send them three performers a year for NXT tryouts.
March 10, 2015
For years now, WWE has neglected Samoa Joe. He has been a free agent several times over the past decade, and the company has never offered him a contract. That might be changing this time around. Triple H is said to be interested in at least giving Joe a tryout for NXT. Now that he is more influential in the company, some believe that he might be able to convince Vince McMahon to give the former world heavyweight champion a chance at being signed.
February 18, 2015
While he is steadfastly denying the rumors about him burying CM Punk in front of management during his tryout with WWE, Shawn Michaels did confess that he did not like the new UFC star. Michaels also revealed that the reason why he and Punk did not get along backstage is because the latter had a really bad attitude, which is something that many others have said about his backstage demeanor many times throughout the years.
February 16, 2015
When Bobby Lashley left WWE, a lot of fans were left wondering why he was never given the chance to be the top star. Some even suggested that racism was a factor. However, the latest reports are suggesting that it could have been the typical backstage politics that kept him from being given bigger pushes. It is being said that Triple H and Shawn Michaels were burying Lashley in front of management as early as his tryouts.
February 16, 2015