WWE Told Lady Frost She Was Too Old For Them

Lady Frost reflects on her brief tryout with WWE.

WWE is the mecca of professional wrestling. It has been for decades and even as new competitors approach on the horizon, WWE is still the desired landing spot for many wrestlers who grew up fans of the industry simply because of the legacy attached to the brand.

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Lady Frost is one of the top female free agents in professional wrestling and recently received a tryout with WWE, which also included her getting in the ring against Asuka.

In an exclusive interview with Sean Ross Sapp, Lady Frost recounted her time working at WWE as an extra and the tryout that followed.

“No. I just said I wasn’t even a trained wrestler. I was not a wrestler. I was a manager. I hadn’t done anything in the ring before. I never cut a promo. Nothing. So they give me this sheet of paper for the promo and he’s like, ‘It’s not gonna be live. If you need a few takes, it’s fine. I’ll be back in a little bit.’ He comes back in a minute or two and he’s like, ‘Hey, so I want to go over a few things.’ He’s like, ‘Did you look at that promo?’ I said, ‘Well, yeah. I have it memorized.’ He said, ‘Already?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ He said, ‘Let me hear it.’ So I gave him the take.”

She continued, "He was like, ‘Okay. I’ll be right back.’ I think he was like, ‘What the hell just happened?’ So I’m not sure if it was set to be scheduled live or not, but after they heard me do it a few times, I certainly didn’t know that it was going to be live. I was still under the impression that I was gonna be in the stands, they said. But yeah, it was a one take promo live. I think that’s what really set Twitter on fire and then the fact that it was my very first match ever. Literally.”

Speaking of Asuka, Frost I would say that the former WWE Raw Women's Champion was very sweet and she enjoyed her time in the ring with her.

“She was fantastic. She was so sweet. Obviously, we didn’t do too much talking. We went through the agent, [Sara] was just like, ‘What kick do you want to throw?’ Asuka played around with a few. I was like, ‘Whatever. Where it comes, I’ll be there. Obviously.’ But she was super sweet. I really, really enjoyed being around her for the small amount of time that I got to.”

Eventually, Lady Frost would receive a WWE tryout and she believes the tryout went really well despite the fact that she was inexperienced on the microphone. Ultimately, WWE would turn her down citing her age as an issue, which she would say is heartbreaking because she simply has no control over that factor.

“I felt like it went really well, which is crazy. I got great feedback. I was almost under the impression that they were so pleased and then it led to more extra work and a tryout. I think things worked out the way that they were supposed to. But I think I was led to believe that was the place that I was going to end up.

“I was in a group of, I believe, of just under forty. I was number thirty-two or something, I don’t know how I remember that. I get hit in the head and I can’t remember anything, like what I ate last night. There were a lot of us. I don’t know if people would know because Lady Frost is quite the opposite, but I wasn’t confident at all. I didn’t like anything that I did. I was never one to be like, ‘I killed that.’ Ever. But I really feel like I did well because it was just basic rolls and working out. Those things that I can do. You want me to push a sled? Agility on the ladder? Hell yeah, I can crush that stuff. So as far as that, I feel like it went very well.”

She continued, “I had two promos because I was so green—I think I had two matches at that point—they didn’t give me a tryout match, they gave me a promo to do with a big body guy who could not speak. So he just stood there. I was like the Lio Rush at the time, just gassing him up. I had two very different promos. One was personal, a shoot promo that I went with because I went if they had scoured me at all, they had seen Lady Frost and there was a cadence there, it’s cold and calculated. So I gave them a real one. Did the one with Nick. I felt like it went well. I really do.”

Ultimately, it was Scott Armstrong that broke the disheartening news to her. Frost handled the rejection as well as she could, but remarks on the frustration she felt for being virtually powerless in that moment.

“But I think at the end of the day, I don’t know what happened, someone told me I was too old when I worked the next set of extra work. I did another loop after that, after they told me, ‘No’. So I was like, ‘This is weird. They’re calling me back again.’ It was Scott Armstrong that was like, ‘Sorry. Not to be disrespectful. You look great. Just as good as the young ones, but we’re not hiring people of your age.’ I was like, ‘Alright. See ya later.’”

She concluded, “That’s the thing. I feel like I’m in the best shape of my life. I’m doing things that twenty-year-olds would be doing anyway. Not that that matters. But it’s disheartening because it’s something I can’t change, I can’t work on, I can’t get better at. It’s not, ‘Hey, practice in the mirror for your promo’ or ‘Hey, go take lucha classes,’ ‘Go take this.’ I literally have no control over that.”

Following this rejection, Lady Frost would receive multiple contract offers from many different organizations. Learn more about that in the full interview.

Taeler Hendrix would further expand on all that Lady Frost brings to the table in an article examining Lady Frost at this stage in her career. You can read the full article here.

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