A lot of becoming a WWE Superstar is figuring out what works best for you. The Performance Center is a big part of that.
The promo classes in NXT have lived in lore, with some of the early Performance Center footage making its way to Youtube or even WWE documentaries. WWE veteran Steve Maclin spent a lot of time in the Performance Center, and remembers specifically seeing a promo that showed "it" from an eventual top star.
"One of the people there you saw, at least for me that I remember, was Becky Lynch did a Sister Abigail promo. I don’t know if you ever heard that story. I remember this just because, ‘Holy shit, this is cool. This is something different from Becky at that time.’ This is when she was in NXT. So, it was just something different and it was cool to watch," Maclin told Fightful.
Before the rumor mill gets started, Maclin clarified that wasn't a specific pitch, as instead it was just a promo in Dusty Rhodes' class.
"No. The point of Dream’s classes was to go in, throw something at the wall and you see if it sticks, and if it doesn’t, you move on. Dusty was the best. I loved it ‘cause he was just an honest person. He would start every promo class where you’d just sit there, ‘Alright, what’s the dirt?’ He just wants to know what’s going on. Who’s with who type thing. What’s the craziness? He already knows some of the dirt, so he’s just like, ‘C’mon, what’s the dirt?’ It was always just fun to see the creative process. But, he just brought everything out of everybody and sides of people you didn’t get to see. Like, I’m sure a lot of the leaked videos on YouTube and stuff that come from the PC, it’s great to see. But, there’s so much untapped potential out of so many stars that are even on RAW and Smackdown now that they could have had then. It’s just insane," Maclin said.
You can see our full interview with Steve Maclin at the top of the page.