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“WWE Recruits People That Have Never Watched Wrestling & Don’t Care About It” – AEW Wrestler

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• “WWE Recruits People That Have Never Watched Wrestling & Don’t Care About It” – AEW Wrestler

AEW wrestler Wardlow was the guest on this week’s AEW Unrestricted podcast, where he recalled his WWE tryout, and revealed that WWE hires ex-NFL athletes or college wrestlers, and not real pro-wrestlers.

Below is what he said:

“I know people know that I did have a [WWE] tryout, and I smoked that tryout. I was literally the only dude there in a suit. It was mind blowing. Dudes are there in shorts and t-shirts. That’s because they’re not recruiting wrestlers. They’re recruiting ex-NFL athletes or college wrestlers, people that have never watched wrestling [and] don’t care about wrestling.

The comments these people were making made me sick to my stomach that they were there getting an opportunity. Of course, my roommate, he’s like, ‘Man, I’ve never even watched wrestling. I don’t even like it.’ I’m just like, ‘Get out of my room. Why are you here?’ And that was his second tryout. These people are getting multiple chances.”

Wardlow didn’t pass his tryout, but WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle did pull some strings for him and tried to convince him to sign with WWE, but he chose AEW instead.

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 4, 1993) – WWF Superstars

On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Dehli Farrell Hall in Dehli, New York and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1994’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Ludvig Borga vs. John Paul

2. Bob Backlund vs. Iron Mike Sharpe

3. The Headshrinkers vs. Greg Hatfield & Todd Mata

4. The 1-2-3 Kid vs. Glen Ruth

5. Diesel vs. Frank Kanyak

6. Men on a Mission vs. Steve Smith & Gus Kantarakis

7. Marty Jannetty vs. Reno Riggins

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