Home » WWE News » WWE Reportedly No Longer Hiring Talent Over 30, WWE Holding Tryouts

— A number of older independent wrestlers were informed by World Wrestling Entertainment officials that they are solely seeking to hire talent under the age of 30, especially those that would enter the company’s developmental system.

While not an official edict, more than four wrestlers were told this in recent weeks when looking into potential work with the organization.

— WWE.com announced today that Florida Championship Wrestling, the official developmental territory of WWE, is holding a four-day talent evaluation clinic March 4-7 in Tampa, Florida. For more information on the camp, click here.

NXT season three contestant AJ Lee and Raw Superstar Darren Young are the most notable wrestlers to land contracts with WWE via FCW’s talent evaluation clinic. Both signed developmental contracts immediately following a tryout in May 2009.

source: PWInsider.com

  • gargoylerich

    I’d have to chaeck, but I believe that since all wreslers are considered ‘independent contractors’ the age discrimination factor is negated. As for Sting, I don’t seriously believe they would pass on a chance to hire him, regardless of any current policy, unless he insisted on doing something like hanging a picture of Benoit on the wall.

  • centerman

    I guess AGE DISCRIMINATION is legal in the wrestling industry? Is it?

  • Jon-Jon

    I think they mean kinda unknown smaller talent. Sting is a f*cking legend. They wouldn’t just pass on him.

  • Dwayne

    That’s too bad there’s probably alot of good talent not being seen now just because they’re in their 30s.

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