On April 15, several WWE Superstars were released including the likes Mickie James and Mojo Rawley. Since then Mojo Rawley has been determined to show fans a different side of himself.
Mojo Rawley made his debut in NXT back in 2013 and was one of the stables of the black and gold brand for the next few years. He would eventually be called up to the main roster, where Rawley didn’t really have a memorable run.
While speaking on INSIGHT with Chris Van Vliet, Mojo Rawley stated that his football background got him into the company and that WWE management was really high on him at the beginning of his career.
“I came in with this personality and my football background. They were really high on me in the beginning, they just needed to teach me a few things and let his hype take care of the rest. I had my first match at a live event 7 weeks after my first day.
It was very quick and some people backstage were not happy about that. But there were 7 people in the audience so who cares? They were like this is our opener. Big babyface, gets the crowd hyped. They kept the matches basic because at the time in NXT, the opener was supposed to have a basic match, no false finishes, super generic.”
Mojo Rawley landed a role in the new Snake Eyes GI Joe film and it is likely he will be acting in more films as Rawley wants to become the next Rock. We will have to see what is next in store for Rawley.