A new prospect could be the be on the horizon in WWE.
WWE Hall Of Famer Gerald Brisco has been a part of WWE for nearly 34 years. Brisco joined the company as an in-ring performer in 1984 and one year later he retired from the squared circle to become an agent/booker working alongside the Chairman of the company Vince McMahon.
Following suffering a series of strokes in 2009, Brisco returned to the company just one year later as a talent scout for NXT and has been in that position since his return. ESPN interviewed the Hall Of Famer to get inside the mind of a WWE talent scout and what he specifically checks for when looking for talent for WWE. Briscoe does not only search for talent in a wrestling-based atmospheres but he looks into the world of collegiate wrestling for recruits that he will not entertain unless he feels they have the potential to one day main event a WrestleMania.
"I don't recruit a prospect unless I think the person has the potential to main event WrestleMania," Brisco said.
One of the prospects who Gerald Brisco has his eye on is a student at Duke University and the school's third All-American in the sport of wrestling, Jacob Kasper. Standing at 6'3 and weighing at 230 pounds, Kasper has caught the eye of a certain WWE talent scout and Brisco went on to praise the red-shirt senior; even comparing him to former 16-time WWE World Champion John Cena.
"In my nearly 50 years in the wrestling business, I have seen only a few wrestlers who have such powerful personalities that when they come into a room, everyone there knows that person has arrived," Brisco said. "Jacob Kasper has that type of personality, and he reminds me in many ways of a young John Cena."
Jacob Kasper is a wrestling fan and he shared with ESPN that he has always thought it would be awesome to perform on "The Grandest Stage Of Them All".
"I always thought it would be awesome to perform at a WrestleMania in front of 90,000 fans and leave an impression on them that would last for the rest of their lives," Kasper said.
There are a number of pro wrestlers in the industry who come from an amateur wrestling background including former two-time World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler has been putting the Monday Night RAW roster on notice alongside his partner Drew McIntyre since their arrival to the brand. To catch up on the latest statement that the tandem have made, head over to Fightful's coverage of the May 28th edition of the show.