EJ Nduka: Triple H Told Me I Reminded Him A Lot Of The Rock With My Work Ethic

EJ Nduka got high praise from Triple H.

Nduka signed with WWE in August 2019 after competing in college football and professional bodybuilding. Nduka was a highly touted prospect, but never made it to NXT television and only wrestled a couple of matches at NXT live events. He was eventually released in May 2021.

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Though he didn't make it television, Nduka received a major compliment from Triple H during a commercial shoot that spoke to his work ethic at the WWE Performance Center.

"I had a very strong influence with Dwayne [The Rock]. Even when I was at the PC [WWE Performance Center], Hunter said to me one day, I was shooting a commercial, it was a pilot for FOX, we were in Tampa, and everyone was up there; Stephanie (McMahon), Hunter [Triple H], Vince (McMahon), I'm in the ring, we're sharing stories and talking about what we're going to do for the commercial. I'm chopping it up with H and he said, 'You remind me a lot of DJ [Dwayne Johnson].' I'm having the conversation and I'm just enamored being able to talk to H because just to be able to talk to Hunter is big. Midway through the conversation, it clicked with me, 'He said DJ, he's talking about Dwayne.' He goes, 'The moniker he has, the hardest worker in the room, I always hear that when your name gets brought up. I have no doubt that you're one of the hardest workers in the group.' That kind of made me feel good because you don't get a lot of acknowledgment, especially when you're a recruit. You're kind of like a shadow. You're there to get better. At that time, you're almost like a liability because you're not really bringing money into the company. To be able to hear that, that really boosted my mentality as far as what I can do in this business. That was the conversation that made me realize, 'I can really do something here.' For someone like that, to say that to me, I can do something," Nduka told Phil Lindsey, Will Washington, and Righteous Reg of Grapsody.

After being released by WWE, Nduka quickly signed with Major League Wrestling once his 30-day non-compete clause.

Nduka currently holds the MLW World Tag Team Championships alongside Calvin Tankman and is involved in a feud with MLW World Heavyweight Champion Alex Hammerstone.

Fans can check out the full interview with Nduka in the video above.

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