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NXT star to represent his country in the 2016 Olympics

He will enjoy a home field advantage when he steps on to the mat in August

News 30 Jan 2016, 12:00 IST
NXT to Olympics

– NXT has been a brand which has helped the WWE create and nurture various superstars who have been massive draws on the main roster. We have seen the likes of Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose come up from NXT to be such huge stars.

It seems that WWE may have gotten their Olympian after Kurt Angle. NXT star Adrian Jaoude was signed in October of 2015.Though he had never wrestled in a ring earlier, he had loads of freestyle wrestling experience. Now, Adrian Jaoude is set to represent his home country Brazil in freestyle wrestling at the Olympics this year. His NXT trainers have nothing but praise for him and said. 

“To be as successful as he’s been, you need to have that desire to be the best in whatever you do. Adrian has that. He understands that this is a whole new process, with new techniques. He knows that by working harder than the guy next to him, he’s going to advance. He’s doing just that.”

Long time WWE trainer Robbie Brookside said “Adrian’s come into the group and his natural ability has shone through. It’s still very early in his career, but thus far, he’s come in and picked things up – footwork, balance, attitude, application and holds. He’s got a great appreciation and understanding of what it’s all about and puts it to great use.”

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