Wrestling was not on Bron Breakker's mind when he was still playing football.
In 2016, Breakker began his collegiate football career while attending Kennesaw State University. Four years later and out of school, Bron was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent, though his time in the NFL ended just a few months later.
Speaking with Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp, Bron, who received attention from the wrestling world early on for being the son of Rick Steiner, explained that he didn't entertain wrestling offers while he was still playing football. He also shared that he attended an AEW show with his dad in Atlanta and was able to meet a lot of the guys backstage there.
"No. I was just focused on football at that point. I went to an AEW show when I was playing football. My dad is really good friends with a lot of people that work in the back. I just got to meet those guys, go to a wrestling match because it was in my backyard in Atlanta, right down the street. Just went down there to meet people. It was cool," Breakker said.
On December 2, WWE announced the launch of its NIL (Next In Line) program that would pave the way for college athletes to enter the company. Breakker told Fightful that he thinks it's a great program and believes it is going to have a big payoff.
"It's a great program," Breakker said. "It's very cool and shows that we are recruiting athletes from all over the world and we have scouts out there just like any other sport where they are scouting guys and looking for the next big thing. It's cool. It's a great program and it's going to have a huge payoff with people. It's going to be exciting and a cool thing for athletes to be part of. It's going to be great."
To view the first wave of athletes to be recruited to the NIL program, click here.
Breakker recently defeated Tommaso Ciampa at NXT's New Year's Evil to win the NXT Championship just four months after his in-ring debut.
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