In an interview with ESPN, William Regal was asked about what he looks for in an NXT tryout when a new student comes to the Performance Center. Here was his response:
“I’ve been doing this long enough that once I spend a day with somebody, I can say, ‘Well, this person will be good at this as long as, obviously, no injuries and everything goes right, but it may take two years. This person could be getting good at this after six months.’ But if you were to ask me to actually describe what that is, it’s more of an eye for looking at things or looking at people than actually being able to write down the formula of it. There’s no easy answer. But you want the physical attributes to be able to do it. Over a few days you learn a lot about people and whether they’ve got the kind of temperament that you need to do what we do in this day and age. You find a lot out about people when they’re blowing up, as we say, gasping for air, and if they can still hold conversations and be polite. Also, they’ve got to have some kind of charisma, because you can have 10 gold medals hanging ’round your neck, [but] if you’ve got no charisma at all, you’re just absolutely worthless to what we do.”
Clearly there is more to it than just having a good look and/or being a good talker in this trainer's mind. His comments reflect very similarly to what Triple H had previously said regarding qualifications of NXT students.