#4 The Boogeyman lied to WWE about his age
Marty Wright (better known as The Boogeyman) was 40 years old when he attended a two-day tryout for the WWE Tough Enough series in 2004.
The rules of the competition stated that contestants were not allowed to be over the age of 35. As a result, Wright was disqualified from the show, even though he passed the tryout and made it down to the last eight finalists.
“All I remember was Marty being part of the big cattle call for talent. And when they got in, he said he was 30. We said, ‘Really? Are you only 30 years old?’ And he stuck to it, man. And they had him go on, and said, ‘Where’s your license?’ And he says, ‘Well, I don’t have it here, it’s in my car.’ And so [they said], ‘Okay great, we’ll wait.’” [H/T 411mania]
Wright showed the Tough Enough bosses his license, which proved he was 40 years old.
Despite his age, Wright still received an invite to WWE’s Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) developmental territory. This is where he developed the Boogeyman character that went on to debut on WWE SmackDown in 2005.Published 01 Oct 2020, 17:39 IST