WWE launched their NIL program in December 2021 with an emphasis on college athletes looking to land a career with the sports and entertainment juggernaut. The “Next In Line” initiative is WWE’s way of finding future superstars and potential main eventers.
KSR reports the company invited Former Kentucky Wildcats defensive lineman Abule Abadi-Fitzgerald to attend their summer training camp. Abule attended the three-day tryout that took place prior to WrestleMania 38 in Dallas, Texas. Triple H was one of the many officials scouting future talents during the WrestleMania week tryouts.
“Going into the tryout, I was very curious about what the ring was like. ‘I want to see if I can land on this and see how it feels.’ I went in the ring and it was great, it was awesome. The ropes are bouncy. We did a lot of conditioning, just testing our athletic ability.
“Conditioning to see if you’re in shape and a couple of ring drills. Those ring drills were some pretty good cardio. I’m exhausted right now. It wears you out. I’m just getting myself ready. I had energy and I was able to get through it, but it was a lot of cardio.”
WWE are continuously on the hunt for next superstars and often pick former football players to join their ranks. Current NXT Champion Bron Breakker is one of the many current and former college athletes who are enjoying a great career in the WWE.
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