As you know, WWE often does what is called tryouts several times a year, that is, they organize these multi-day events with different challenges in the ring and on a stage to do promos, for some wrestlers who want to join the company.
The same thing also happened during the Summerslam weekend, where several WWE wrestlers were also present to help, such as Ivy Nile, Lash Legend, the Creed Brothers, and Bianca Belair, but also members of the management such as Triple H himself, in charge of recruiting talents and Paul Heyman, promo expert.
Unfortunately, they don't seem to have fared well, with 50 athletes from 47 different colleges, including one NBA star.
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Speaking during Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez said: "Apparently this most recent WWE tryout series was the audition set where a lot of NIL folks showed up trying to get contracts and were not allowed to attend.
of no independent wrestler. Rumors are circulating that this is probably the last time this is happening. They are not getting rid of the NIL Program, but this idea of no independent wrestler, with all the NIL ones like Lash Legend and Ivy Nile and people from the kind, it didn't work.
The point of this is that there have been a lot of injuries in this series of auditions: there have been several concussions, and there have been a lot of people who have proven themselves hurt - it's the blind leading the blind.
Either way, it seems like the days of all college athletes trying to get NIL bids without independent wrestlers are over. I've heard about a lot of injuries, I've heard a lot of them ... frankly, it sucked ... I don't want to put words in anyone's mouth, but from what I heard, it sounded like a mess." Unlike those of Wrestlemania which seem to have done very well instead.
WWE Hall of Famer and current AEW commentator Jim Ross discussed SummerSlam on a recent episode of his Grillin' JR podcast. “I watched it from start to finish. I enjoyed it; I thought they did a great job. I enjoyed the show, and hats off to Triple H and his staff for circling the wagons as quickly as they did, coming up with an outstanding effort on pay-per-view.
Their talents stepped up. A lot of the younger guys and other guys stepped up, and it’s always encouraging to see that happen. In any event, it’s been a good week to be a wrestling fan starting for me on Saturday night and then Sunday night with [Ric Flair’s Last Match]”.