LAS VEGAS – Sydney Zmrzel has been on the verge of becoming part of the championship team twice in the past three years, but her heart has broken. On Thursday, she channeled this pain by posing as WWE Talent Selection in Las Vegas…
“I was rooting for the Los Angeles Rams and reached the Super Bowl and our team lost,” Zmrzel said. “Then I supported the Phoenix Suns and went all the way to the NBA Finals and our team lost. I am at this stage in my life when I am tired of the fact that my championships remain in the hands of men who cannot finish their work. That’s why I’m here at WWE; take your championship into your own hands. “
Zmrzel delivered a message to a panel that included Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President of Global Strategy and Talent Development. At the end of a three-day selection, in which 38 potential clients received in-ring training and creative assessment, Zmrzel became one of 14 people to receive a contract to develop WWE.
“You walk into this room and look at Triple H and all the coaches, and it’s very frightening, but also exciting,” Zmrzel said. “I love it. This is my heart and soul. It’s everything I love, from athleticism to having fun and interacting with many amazing athletes; it’s incredible. I still can’t believe I’m going to Orlando to train at NXT… ”
The selection took place in the ballroom of the MGM Convention Center, away from the bustling Las Vegas Strip and the endless noise of the arcade machines. When 14 potential clients called family and friends after signing with WWE, Levesque smiled as he walked out of the impromptu locker room.
“We’re looking for something else,” he said. “We’re looking for superstars. We are looking for someone who can break through. We are looking for a rough diamond. We’re looking for one in a million. This is the hard part. Right now it’s about providing opportunities. “
Less than a year ago Zoe Stark, half of the current NXT Women’s Team Champion Team, was living in Las Vegas when she flew to the WWE Performance Center for an audition similar to the one she did this week as a coach and got the opportunity.
“I was training not far from here, when I got an email asking me to try it, I did it, and after 10 months I’m already here, it’s crazy,” Stark said. “I’ve had so many moments where I asked myself, ‘What is my life now? “I am currently helping with the qualifiers in WWE, and 10 months ago I was one of the people who tried it.”
Potential clients’ backgrounds ranged from former soccer and basketball players to gymnasts and bodybuilders. New members will be shipped to Orlando next month and will begin training at the WWE Performance Center. Nikki ASH Women’s Raw Champion Walked around the ballroom after auditioning and congratulated several candidates, telling them to enjoy the moment but get ready to get to work as soon as they land in Florida.
“Be prepared and make the most of this opportunity because the hard work starts when you get a contract,” she said. “Understand that you have been chosen from among a large number of people, and always remind yourself of this. Thousands of people want to be here and you have been chosen. But buckle up because it’s not hard work – the hard work starts now if you want to reach the top and become a champion. ”
Zmrzel hopes to follow in the footsteps Carmellawho was a New England Patriots cheerleader and was a Lake Lakers girl before signing a development contract and winning the SmackDown Women’s Championship, WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal, and the WWE 24/7 Championship.
“I admire her so much. I know that she followed the same path as me, ”Zmrzel said. “Now I need to finish the job like her and win the championship.”