WWE Star Discusses How They Were Recruited By WWE

WWE Star Discusses How They Were Recruited By WWE WWE

The Nigerian Giant Omos has become a force to be reckoned with in WWE since he burst onto the scene.

Omos debuted as the bodyguard of AJ Styles, before going on to be managed by MVP.

Omos is obviously a very eye-catching individual, and in an interview with Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, he discussed how he was recruited by the company.

He said:

“It all happened when I was in college at the University of South Florida. I was almost done and I had one of the kids on the football team invite me to a breakfast. As a college student, anybody invites you to breakfast, you go. So he told me he was going to be with this WWE guy. I didn’t care much about it because I was so ingrained in playing basketball and going pro in basketball.

“So I go for this breakfast and who is actually sitting there? Steve Keirn. I remember the first time meeting him and I saw his eyes light up. He shifted his focus from the kid to me and said how I’d do so well in this business. At that point in time, I was playing ball. Didn’t care. Then I remember in 2014, I tried to go for a tryout. I was in Baltimore, trying to go to Morgan State and then that fell through due to the NCAA rules and regulations, I couldn’t go to that tryout. I put it on hold, tried to go overseas.

“I was supposed to go to China, but I couldn’t do that because of immigration issues. I was stuck here. NBA couldn’t do anything, and then my buddy was like, ‘Hey, reach out to the WWE again.’ Which I did. This was when Canyon Ceman was still Head of Talent Relations. I reached out to him and set everything up within a week. Because of him I was at the PC doing a tryout.”

WWE has since opened up it’s Next In Line program, allowing college athletes to transition into a career in WWE.

Omos discussed the program, and the opportunity that is presented to the athletes.

He said:

“To be honest, I don’t think those kids understand the opportunity that’s been put in front of them. For me, because I’ve been through the whole college process, [doing that open ten], playing college basketball, having to abide by NCAA rules and what you can and cannot do, which prevented me from doing a tryout in WWE in 2014.

“So seeing that those kids have an opportunity and a direct line to WWE is amazing for them to have that. ‘Cause so many times you think you’re gonna go pro in soccer, football and sometimes that falls through. This is an extremely viable option which a lot of kids don’t know that they have. Which I didn’t know I had back then. I’m happy that they have that opportunity, and this access and communication with WWE back and forth.”

Omos is reportedly set for a match up against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles in April.

quotes via Fightful

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