Details On Camera Crew At WWE Tryout During WrestleMania 39 Weekend Revealed?

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Details On Camera Crew At WWE Tryout During WrestleMania 39 Weekend Revealed? WWE

A former amateur wrestler has detailed their experience at WWE tryout during WrestleMania 39 weekend.

During WrestleMania 39 weekend in Los Angeles, WWE held a tryout with over 40 athletes brought in to participate. One of the participants in the multi-day tryout was Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner and former amateur wrestler Nick Rodriguez.

Speaking with The Simple Man Podcast, Rodriguez opened up on his experience during the WWE tryout. Revealing a film crew was there to document the entire tryout, he said:

“Previously, like two, three years ago, I went to a WWE tryout and recently, I had another WWE tryout and no, it was pretty sick. I pretty much had to act. I had to act a little bit, right? Obviously we know the world of professional wrestling isn’t a real fight. It’s totally choreographed, you know?”

“I don’t know if you’ve heard. So obviously, these guys are taking damage when they’re falling and stuff but yeah, I went to tryout, I had to do some promos.”

“I had three total promos so it’s like a three or four day tryout and each day, we had to give a different promo, and we were filming from like 9 AM to 10, 10:30, 11:30 at night and it wasn’t even just — the previous tryout was strictly a tryout but here, it was more like — we had a film crew documenting it.”

“I can’t say where it’s gonna be released at but it’s gonna be on some substantial network/TV channel. I believe it’s gonna be very huge. Shall get multi-million views. “

Describing some of the aspects around the multi-day tryout during Mania weekend, Rodriguez said:

“So, it wasn’t as much reps, like acting. For us, it was pretty much a reality series. So we were mic’d up the whole time so it was a bit like, wherever we’re talking, we had to be conscious of is people listening?…”

“So I was staying in a hotel but the whole hotel was — there was no mics or cameras in my room. Cameras everywhere. Every time you go into the hallway, there was producers and cameras in there.”

“The whole time (they’re filming). I’m having a conversation with a couple of the guys and they’re like, ‘Woah! Hold on.’ They bring a camera, they’re like, ‘Alright, continue your conversation’ and they’ll be asking questions like, ‘Oh, how was your day?’ And I’ll respond.”

“They’ll be like, ‘No, no, no, no. Ask him how was your day? Start the conversation.’ It was a bit offsetting. Definitely took some getting used to but it was like mentally overwhelming. I’m not doing physical activity but I have to talk to people all day long.”

“I have to put that persona — we had a battle between trying to satisfy the producers that wanted us to be one thing and then try to satisfy the WWE coaches which wanted us to portray another thing. So to be myself is easy but then to be myself and then some, being extra is not my thing.”

A new WWE series is scheduled to premiere on The Roku Channel entitled “WWE: Recruits” with John Cena as the producer and set to appear in the eight-episode series.

Confirming that the tryout that took place in Los Angeles was made after WWE contacted via direct message, Rodriguez said:

“They (WWE) DM’d me a few weeks ago like, ‘Listen, come to L.A. to do the tryout because it’s WrestleMania week. We’re gonna do this whole thing.’ That’s where I was, in Los Angeles. Yeah, secret’s out.”

“So I do the tryout but bro, honestly, the athletic stuff was pretty easy but they put so much emphasis on the promo so you had these, pretty much athletes, are not used to talking in a microphone and we had to portray these characters and some people f**king killed it and others did not kill it.”

Transcription via POST Wrestling

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