Leo Sparrow, perhaps better known as Nick Sanders, had a busy week as he became one of the few wrestlers to appear on both WWE and AEW programming in the same week.
On the January 10 episode of WWE Raw, Sparrow faced Omos. Sparrow was billed as "Nick Sanders" by WWE.
Appearing on JOFO In The Ring, Sparrow discussed how his Raw appearance came about.
"They contacted me," he said. "There is specific blood work and physical form they need you to fill out and then you need to send it to the head of their talent relations department and if they like you and know they can trust you, they will contact you when they have a local opportunity. [Raw] was in Philadelphia. I got the call Sunday night to say, 'can you be Raw tomorrow?' I said, 'Yes, absolutely.' Jumped in a car with a handful of guys and we're sitting, eating in catering, and my trainer Pat Buck came up and said, 'congratulations, you're going to be wrestling on Monday Night Raw.' 'Who am I going to wrestle?' 'Omos.' 'Oh shit.' That was it from there."
As expected, Omos made short work of Sparrow.
Asked if he received any feedback following the bout, Sparrow replied, "I got some very good feedback when I went through the curtain. A lot of guys were very thankful and had some good things to say about how I made Omos look. Really, I could have done nothing in the ring and still made him look like a beast because he is an absolute monster."
Along with appearing on WWE Raw, Sparrow was featured in the Acclaimed music video to promote their upcoming match with Darby Allin & Sting. Fans could see Sparrow in the background, smashing things with a baseball bat.
Sparrow said about working with "The Acclaimed, That was before Raw. We filmed that last weekend, I want to say. Max Caster trained me, for the most part, at Create-A-Pro. He is a day one student and he trained me from the get go. Him, Brian Myers, and Pat Buck have all been there since the beginning. I've only been wrestling for a year and half. It's not even like I'm good yet. Max Caster is the best. Him and Anthony Bowens would always come to practice and if they needed help filming a video, I would always be there. I've been in other videos. I was Cody Rhodes in the ladder match video, I was in the tag team battle royale video, I played '100' in the Dark Order when he faced Preston Vance. So, I've been in a few. We got there and they said, 'We need to film you breaking things.' 'This is the best day ever, that's all I want to do, give me the bat.' I found some stuff and was beating stuff up with the baseball bat."
The Acclaimed will battle Sting & Allin on the January 19 episode of AEW Dynamite.
In the interview, Sparrow also noted that he played a security guard while working as a WWE extra for Survivor Series 2021.
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