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Its pretty common for many pro "wrestlers" to have legitimate high school wrestling experience.

Cody Rhodes was a hs state champion Georgia.

The late Reid Fliehr[ (son of Ric Flair) wrestled at Blair Academy in high school where he was a National Prep placer.

Randy Orton was a highschool wrestler who i believe placed at the state tournamnet.

Bobby Lashley (current WWE Champion) was a 3x NAIA national chmapion.

Jack Swagger real name Jake Hager was an AA at Oklahoma in 2006 and had a win over NCAA Champ Dustin Fox

Mick Foley was a high school wrestler.

Chad Gable (real name Chad Betts) was on the 2012 US Olympic team for Greco

Jason Jordan (real name Nathan Everhart) was ranked 2 for a while wrestling at Indiana.

Jerry Brisco was a big talent recruiter for WWE the past 20 some years and has ties to the Oklahoma State Wrestling program.

Matt Riddle was a high school state Champion and wrestled at East Stroudsburg Univiersity. 

Not to mention Danny Hodge (you know the guy who the award is named after) was a long time pro wrassler and is in the Prowrestling hall of fame.

So.. yes, much to the chagrin of the purists there is a legitimate connection between Wrestling an Pro-wrasslin. 

 

 

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Nate Everhart wrestled at Indiana University and was a Big Ten runner up and three time national qualifier.  Apparently he is now Kurt Angle's long lost son or something.  

The real problem I have with Gable going to rassling is that I clicked a link or two and now my Facebook page is full of WWE ads and fan pages.  

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44 minutes ago, matts1w said:

Nate Everhart wrestled at Indiana University and was a Big Ten runner up and three time national qualifier.  Apparently he is now Kurt Angle's long lost son or something.  

Yeah that was a short lived plot twist, but created the break up of the American Alphas with him and Betts.  Neither seems to prosper as much as individuals.  

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19 minutes ago, MadMardigain said:

Yeah that was a short lived plot twist, but created the break up of the American Alphas with him and Betts.  Neither seems to prosper as much as individuals.  

Betts is a midcard mainstay in WWE now with his Alpha Academy story. Everhart suffered a severe neck injury and has been working behind the scenes as a producer. Both are doing fine.

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It seems like the Kasper's (Creed Brothers) schtick is...real wrestlers?

 

but looks like they got good reviews

 

but seems like WWE is trying to get actual athletes.  Forgot Kacy Catanzaro from American Ninja Warrior (and former collegiate gymnast) is there too

 

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