– Florida Champonship Wrestling, the official developmental territory of World Wrestling Entertainment, held its annual Talent Evaluation Clinic three weeks ago. The FCW Clinic is the only clinic where WWE producers, WWE scouts and WWE Superstars are in attendance to evaluate potential WWE talent. The camp was attended by 63 dreamers and it is believed that only a select few would imminently land contracts with the organization.
The company reaction was that of the 63 people who tried out at the clinic, paying $1,000 to be seen, that approximately 50 of them had no business being there. In particular, AAA Women’s Champion Sexy Star received harsh reviews as company officials felt her work was terrible, her English was terrible and that she was overweight. They also felt she wasn’t pretty looking without her mask on. John Laurinaitis told those in FCW that when it comes to hiring female talent, the standard is if they aren’t pretty enough to appear in Playboy, then they shouldn’t be hired.
The only wrestler known to have been offered a developmental contract is Mattias Wild, who was trained by former WWE performer Lance Storm. Company officials were said to be impressed with his fundamental ability. Others wrestlers notably taking part in the tryout include independent women’s grapplers New York Knockout Nikki (also known as Toni the Top in Wrestlelicious) and She Nay Nay. Regarding Nikki, it is said that she ‘absolutely’ doesn’t have the look company officials like.
– One of the local guys beaten by Big Show at last week’s SmackDown television taping in San Jose, California was the son of music legend Kris Kristofferson, Jodi Kristofferson. The other two were Derek Sanders and a wrestler by the name of Fernando. All three were trained by All-Pro Wrestling in Hayward, California.
– The Friday Night SmackDown taping on Dec. 7, 2010 will be held at the Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio. Tickets go on sale Oct. 8, 2010.
– Kenny Bolin had the honor of interviewing Lance Cade on The Bolin’ Alley on Who’s Slamming Who a few months back and would like to replay it this week as a special tribute to such an amazing talent. RIP Lance.