Liv Morgan Explains How Training With Joe DeFranco Got Her A Tryout With WWE

Liv Morgan was determined to make it to WWE and even managed to hang with NFL players during training sessions in order to prove it.

Liv Morgan is WWE Raw’s scrappy underdog and her journey to WWE mirrors that. Morgan found her way into WWE by training with Joe DeFranco, the same man who has previously trained Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. She says she learned that he had connections to WWE and simply went to his gym in an attempt to get noticed. It worked.

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"So I had heard about Joe DeFranco and his training systems, his gym, he trained professional athletes. At the time, he was training Triple H," she explained to Cass and Anthony on Buffalo's 103.3 The Edge. "So I grew up a huge wrestling fan since I was five years old, a huge WWE fan. So I went to this gym, and I pretty much told Joe DeFranco, 'I love wrestling, I want to be a wrestler,' and so he was kind enough to let me work out at his gym all week. I guess he was impressed with, you know, this little blonde, 5'3 girl that had never worked out before that was kind of keeping up with the NFL players he was training at the time. Like he'd throw me in cardio drills with them, and I didn't even know you know that I'm training with these top-tier athletes. But he was impressed, and he was kind enough to pass along my information to the head of WWE, like tryout scouts, and they flew me in for a tryout and I got signed. It was just like the most lucky, meant-to-be, 'right place at the right time' thing that has ever happened to me in my entire life."

Morgan also proclaimed that if that moment of happenstance has not occurred for her, she believes she still would have ended up in WWE.

"I'd like to think that regardless of that, I've always would have found my way to WWE. But truly I don't know, you know, I might still be working at Hooters. Who knows? I don't know. But I like to think that I would have found my way to WWE regardless," she said.

WWE produced a documentary on Liv Morgan’s journey into the company where it was revealed that Paul Heyman is one of the people behind the scenes that sees great potential in her. Learn more here.

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