This NXT Star Trained Vince McMahon & Steve Austin For WrestleMania Matches

2 months ago by Liam Winnard

This NXT Star Trained Vince McMahon & Steve Austin For WrestleMania Matches WWE

A current WWE NXT star incredibly helped train both Vince McMahon and Stone Cold Steve Austin for their matches at WrestleMania 38.

Last year’s WrestleMania (that being 38) played host to Steve Austin’s first match since 2003 against Kevin Owens, as well as something that may or may not have resembled a wrestling match between Vince McMahon and Pat McAfee.

Fightful Select has shared a new report on the pre-match preparation for both Austin and McMahon, who did actually physically interact with each other after McMahon vs McAfee, resulting in the worst Stone Cold Stunner sell of all time by McMahon.

Fightful’s report points out that McMahon actually flew out to Austin’s ranch in Texas because he was being “very particular” about making sure Austin was ready, but not only that – McMahon took a pal with him.

That pal was none other than current NXT talent, Drew Gulak.

Gulak was said to be “running drills” with Austin and they actually ended up having what was referred to as a “long match” at Austin’s ranch.

The report also mentioned that Gulak was “working with Vince McMahon” as well.

A WWE “higher-up” told Fightful:

“The funniest thing about all of this wasn’t that Vince flew all the way out there, took Drew Gulak with him and made sure that Austin could still go.

“It’s that while he did all that to make sure that Austin was good to go, he knew he was planning to wrestle himself, knew he sucked, still did it and ended up having one of the worst matches and Stunner sells of all time after.”

Gulak is no stranger to training what you’d call ‘temporary’ WWE talents for their matches, as he’s also been credited with preparing the likes of Logan Paul and Bad Bunny.

Along with Adam Pearce, Gulak was also picked by McMahon to train some main roster talents that McMahon had forced to do extra training at the Performance Center in late 2020 because McMahon wasn’t happy with their work.

After being a minor player on WWE main roster TV for so long, Gulak has been on the NXT brand since December, first as the on-screen mentor to Hank Walker, and now in the same position for Charlie Dempsey, the real-life son of William Regal.

Having Gulak in NXT likely means he’s also on hand to train many of the Performance Center talents off-screen, which can only be a good thing.

Since this is a story about Vince McMahon and WrestleMania, it’s worth mentioning that when it comes to this year’s event in just a couple of days’ time, it’s been reported that McMahon will indeed be at the show.

For Austin, WWE has made several pitches to him for another comeback this year, reportedly including Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and LA Knight, but it’s still unclear if anything will actually come to fruition.

We’ll keep you posted if there are any more updates in the next couple of days before Mania comes around.

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