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“I realized that they didn’t want a wrestler” – AEW Wrestler On Getting Rejected By WWE

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• “I realized that they didn’t want a wrestler” – AEW Wrestler On Getting Rejected By WWE

During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, AEW wrestler Ricky Starks talked about his WWE tryout from 2017, and being rejected.

Here’s what he said:

“I don’t think I was close at all and I’ll never understand why. I love wrestling. I’ve never played any sports, I never did anything, I only watched wrestling. And I have immersed myself and become obsessed with it and I love it to death.

So when I did the tryout in 2017 and I was told and saw the reaction when I killed it in the promo class and I was keeping up with everybody when we were doing the workouts and even Matt Bloom was saying how good of a job I did, I realized that they didn’t want a wrestler.

They wanted someone who wasn’t passionate about it that they could probably make into it. And I still don’t get why and that was a time period where I kind of went crazy; I dyed my hair and I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me.

So I don’t know why that happened and I thought every time that I went to WWE I was like ‘This is going to be it. This is how I get in’ and it wasn’t and that’s fine. I’m ok with that.”

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 25, 1996) – WWF Monday Night RAW

On this day in 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.

It was broadcasted from the Coliseum in New Haven, Connecticut and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 12: It’s Time’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart

2. The Executioner (Terry Gordy) vs. Freddie Joe Floyd (Tracy Smothers)

3. Rocky Maivia vs. Salvatore Sincere

4. Marc Mero vs. Billy Gunn

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