In this Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling feature episode #5 we welcome back a great friend of the show and now contestant on NBC's The Titan Games with The Rock, Robert Strauss (FKA Robbie E.). Giving a full update on his wrestling future as well as his recent rebranding of his persona, Robert holds nothing back as he tries to squeeze all of the projects he's got going on into this feature episode as well as prepare for NBC's new Titan Games reality show. The full episode can be downloaded at this link.
Recent NXT tryout:
"I knew going into it I was going to be treated as an equal meaning that I have all this experience but I was going to be with guys with no experience and who are former NFL players and pro athletes so I went into it obviously level headed and did whatever I had to do and it was rough. It is hard to go back and run the ropes and do basic bumps and stuff that you learn and I learned over eighteen years ago and you have to do it again like the beginner way. Not to mention I had to push myself cardio wise to do all of these crazy fitness things we were doing but I kept up, I was the oldest person there at 34 and now I'm 35 and I was the smallest person there also so again it was like all odds against me but I hung in there and did really well. WWE is obviously my ultimate goal and where I would like to end up so I was proud of how good I did, the basic thought was that I did well so I guess we will see in 2019."
Going through the tryout process as a veteran:
“It is the process. Not everyone and clearly not everyone and obviously they bring guys right to NXT but there has been a lot of experienced guys that have still had to go through these try-outs. Again, I'm level headed and there is no ego in wrestling. It doesn't matter if you've been wrestling a day or forty years anybody at any time can make it as a star so you have to go into it like that. It was an opportunity and I made the best of it and I didn't mind going through the process."
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