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AEW Wrestler On Being Depressed After A Failed WWE Tryout

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (September 21, 1985) – WWF All-Star Wrestling

On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF All-Star Wrestling’.

This episode was taped at the Brantford Civic Centre in Brantford, Ontario, Canada and fearued matches & interviews on the road to WWF The Wrestling Classic.

You can find the card below:

Gino Carabello & “Iron” Mike Sharpe vs. Junkyard Dog & Tito Santana

Jose Luis Rivera vs. Adrian Adonis

AJ Petruzzi vs. Cousin Junior

Mario Mancini vs. King Kong Bundy

Frank Marconi & Steve Lombardi vs. Killer Bees

• AEW Wrestler On Being Depressed After A Failed WWE Tryout

While speaking to WrestlingInc, former AEW World Tag Team Champion “Hangman” Adam Page discussed being depressed after a failed WWE tryout.

Below are the highlights:

On the attitude of wrestlers trying to get to WWE:

“I guess when I started wrestling, I guess it’s been, whew, 12 years since I started wrestling. There was really only one way to make a living. It was if you got signed to WWE, that was the end-all-be-all. Everything that you did was an attempt to get a job there. It was not to be a better wrestler. It was not to gain a following.

The only end goal was to be in WWE, so you could pay your bills with wrestling. That’s changed a lot, obviously, these past few years. Man, I’m just glad to be a part of something that’s kind of helping change that, I guess. So thinking back over like formative years, the things that I worried about then are just not even remotely a consideration at this point.”

On not getting the job after his WWE tryout:

“I mean, I guess like when you’re 18-19, you start doing that kind of stuff. You feel so close to the only thing you think matters at the time. You think getting that job is the only thing that matters, and you feel so close, so you’re so enthused, but then nothing ever happens after you go.

And then you get pretty damn depressed about it, and you sort of consider, if this is the only avenue to make it in wrestling, and you show up and nothing happens, you start to wonder like, ‘can I even keep doing this? What’s the point?’”

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