WWE NXT Coming to Rhode Island
WWE announced on Monday that WWE NXT will run a live event from the Ryan Center on the campus of the University of Rhode Island on Friday, April 22, 2016. Ticket information and more is available at this link.
Kimbo Slice in WWE
Dot com published an interview with Tommy Dreamer, who talked about pitching Kimbo Slice when he worked in WWE’s talent relations department in the mid-2000s. Below is an excerpt:
I spoke with his manager and then I spoke with [Kimbo] briefly and he was down and ready to go — he was a big fan. My job was to look for new talent, [so] I brought the [demo] packet to John Laurinaitis, the head of Talent Relations at the time, and I presented it to him. The handling of how to hire him would have been different because he wasn’t a trained wrestler.
CLICK HERE for the full piece on WWE.com.