On a feature episode of Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling, Robbie E. talked about his career and his relationship with the WWE, including his NXT Tryout. He is a veteran and has been around the indie wrestling circuit for quite a few years now.
He was asked about his Robert Strauss Character: "I'm always willing to do and try different things and randomly I got reached out to by the casting of The Titan Games. They saw some of my "Dad-bod Destroyer" videos that I used to do on Muscle and Fitness and it shows you how strong the world of social media is that anything can happen and they thought they were hilarious and they liked that I was a twin-Dad so we had a phone call and the next thing I knew I was on a plane to LA for the final fitness challenge.
There were about 120 of us and out of those they chose about half for the cast and I got it. The crazy thing is The Rock originally said over 80,000 now he's saying over 100,000 people applied to be on the show so it is like one of the most tried out for reality shows in history so just making it on to it is a huge accomplishment in itself."