Effy nearly did extra work for NXT.
Effy has traveled around the independent scene, but hasn't been a regular in one of the national promotions. A handful of independent wrestlers have done extra work for WWE before making it to television as a regular, and Effy was nearly an extra for NXT in 2016.
Speaking to Mike & Righteous Reg on Indied, Effy recalled how his NXT extra gig fell through.
"I can think of specific moments where I closed certain doors. A weird story. I was going to do NXT extra work in 2016. I got a blood test done and the doctor said, 'You have hepatitis C.' I said, 'Really?' She sent me to a specialist and the specialist goes, 'what did this doctor tell you?' 'The doctor told me I have hepatitis C and it's a seven out of ten on the worry scale.' He goes, 'I'm going to re-run your blood right now. You absolutely do not have hepatitis C. You have normal readings on your test. I don't know what she was reading. Test your blood again right now.' He had a rush one done. I didn't have it, but having to inform them, when I first got told, 'Hey, I can't come to NXT.' You sort of wonder if it was God or the Devil putting his hand out there to say, 'you have a different path, young man,'" said Effy.
Though Effy hasn't been on WWE or AEW television, he has his own show on WrestleMania weekend entitled Big Gay Brunch. The event is part of GCW The Collective and celebrates the LGBTQ community.
Elsewhere during the interview, Effy explained how Cody Rhodes is an independent legend. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
Fans can learn more about Effy's Big Gay Brunch by clicking here. The event will stream on FITE TV.
Check out the full interview with Effy in the video above.