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Evidence Njoku WWE try-out

Savage Cane

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Da Evudince iz cleer baby! He gon be da nex rock. Long az hiz upponent don’t file a moshun to supress da Evudince. Den day have a heering on da motion an judg roolz. Butt I diegrass.

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OldhamA

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He's a tall, skinny guy, right?

Will be interesting to see if anything comes of it. Good luck to him.
 

wnycanesfan

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yeah, he's gonna need to gain about 80lbs of muscle if he wants to be a pro wrastler
UCLA and Nevada both listed him at 6'5" and 235. He might need to gain some weight but nowhere near 80lbs unless they are grossly overstating his weight for some reason.
 

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UCLA and Nevada both listed him at 6'5" and 235. He might need to gain some weight but nowhere near 80lbs unless they are grossly overstating his weight for some reason.
WWE is largely steroid free, or at the very least their performers are using them for recovery and not for muscle mass gain. There are a handful of exceptions, but it’s not the 1980s or late 1990s anymore.

If Evidence is signed he’ll be asked to get into and maintain the shape of his life - part of his positioning will be on maintaining a minute amount of body fat for the next 15 years. WWE under Vince McMahon will always put a premium on that. But he’s not going to have to overinflate his muscles with steroids...there is too much risk to WWE as a publicly traded company for them to encourage their wrestlers to get bigger by any means. Their testing in the last 15 years has become very vigorous.
 

Canedude08

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yeah, he's gonna need to gain about 80lbs of muscle if he wants to be a pro wrastler
Wrestling has changed in the last two decades. Dudes that look like utter schlubs are stars now. If you are a good athlete that can talk and have a somewhat convincing gimmick, you stand a chance. Hopefully, Njoku trains with a legit trainer that knows what they are doing. Wish Steven Regal was still working with WWE, he knows how to teach. Odds are, he'll be trained by some garbage dump that emphasizes the stupid crap Vince likes, which doesn't help anyone long term.
 

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Wasn't he already a bodybuilder before getting into wrestling?
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Yes him and sting used to work out together and did bodybuilding. Some wrestling guy came into there gym and said I need 2 guys (it was 4 total) it was warrior and sting selected. Both aren’t great wrestlers but at the time personalities and being huge was important
 

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WWE is largely steroid free, or at the very least their performers are using them for recovery and not for muscle mass gain. There are a handful of exceptions, but it’s not the 1980s or late 1990s anymore.

If Evidence is signed he’ll be asked to get into and maintain the shape of his life - part of his positioning will be on maintaining a minute amount of body fat for the next 15 years. WWE under Vince McMahon will always put a premium on that. But he’s not going to have to overinflate his muscles with steroids...there is too much risk to WWE as a publicly traded company for them to encourage their wrestlers to get bigger by any means. Their testing in the last 15 years has become very vigorous.
They don’t demand you to look any kind of way that’s up to you
 

GojiraCane

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They don’t demand you to look any kind of way that’s up to you
Just like steroid use was not demanded. It was sort of understood.

Sure, not everyone on the roster is at absurd levels of physical conditioning. But most are, because it is understood that a top level physique is part of the marketing of a sports entertainment character. It’s why so many of the male NXT 1.0 wrestlers were absolutely shredded. They know what Vince wants. They also know what Hunter (who until recently ran NXT wants). Both are enormous body building fans.

Matt Riddle could let himself go. He could gain forty pounds of fat and bloat up. No one would necessarily order him to get back into shape. But he was instead slide down the card. Eventually he would be enhancement talent….until he got himself into shape. Or if he didn’t get the hint, he would be released.
 

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Wrestling has changed in the last two decades. Dudes that look like utter schlubs are stars now. If you are a good athlete that can talk and have a somewhat convincing gimmick, you stand a chance. Hopefully, Njoku trains with a legit trainer that knows what they are doing. Wish Steven Regal was still working with WWE, he knows how to teach. Odds are, he'll be trained by some garbage dump that emphasizes the stupid crap Vince likes, which doesn't help anyone long term.
If he’s signed by WWE he’ll go to their Performance Center. Shawn Michaels is basically leading it now; I’m not certain what trainers are underneath him at the moment. He’ll learn how to work WWE style, like Simone Johnson (Rock’s daughter) and Bronson Steiner (Bron Breakker).

If WWE doesn’t bite he could try Dustin Rhodes’ Nightmsre Factory training program. It’s operating as a feeder into AEW.
 
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