Max Caster is enjoying success as AEW World Tag Team Champion with Anthony Bowers as a part of The Acclaimed. Prior to being on worldwide television, he wrestled on the independents and even had a WWE tryout at one point. Now he is spilling the tea regarding the tryout.

During his appearance on The AJ Awesome Show, Caster talked about that tryout and how there were athletes from outside of wrestling who was having trouble keeping up. The topic came up as Caster was talking about how difficult wrestling is.

“Well it’s a really tough sport. Pro wrestling is the toughest sport imaginable. You know, you could have NFL athletes come in and try and do a wrestling match and they can’t make it through. I did a tryout at WWE and we had world-class athletes. I’m a professional wrestler. I played high school football, but nothing in college, no pros and we had professional athletes in there and they couldn’t handle the first day. People walked out. So it’s a tough sport. But it is all about being patient, persevering… “

“But, it’s a hard sport but it’s very rewarding because it’s one of the only sports where you can look around and take time and see all the people and feel what they’re feeling. Big arenas, stadiums, you can take a second, look around and you can take the temperature of the room”.


Caster knows that pro wrestling is a hard sport to compete in. If a world-class athlete couldn’t get through a tryout inside the square circle, then he or she has no business getting involved with professional wrestling. Meanwhile, non-athletes like Bad Bunny, Stephen Amell, and Logan Paul had multiple matches with either WWE or ROH and won over many in the pro wrestling community, because they are able to tough it out and earn respect.

We’ll see if any more top-tier athletes try out for WWE down the road. It should be interesting to see who else gives pro wrestling a try from outside sports.

Do you agree with Caster about many pro athletes walking out of WWE tryouts? Sound off in the comments!

Andre Porter

Andre is a passionate wrestling fan and journalist with years of experience covering the WWE. He has attended numerous wrestling events and has a deep understanding of the sport. In addition to his writing, Andre is also a graduate of The University of Arts with a BFA in multimedia and enjoys film, comics, and all Philadelphia sports. He is also an avid follower of John Cena on Twitter.

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