WWE’s Performance Center is the breeding ground for WWE Superstars of tomorrow. They are cultivating the best talent possible, and this calls for outlooks from so many around the pro wrestling world. It seems that WWE wanted to get a dose of British wrestling recently.

A trio of seasoned UK wrestling stars recently spent two weeks working as guest coaches at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Sha Samuels and Rampage Brown, both former WWE NXT UK Superstars, and James Mason, a former trainer at the UK Performance Center in London, were seen in an Instagram photo with the Performance Center roster.

Sha Samuels worked with WWE from January 2021 until his release in August 2022. His release was a rather shocking one at the time. Samuels expressed his excitement on Instagram, as he posted a photo of the three along with a very happy caption.

“Spent the last two weeks as a guest coach at the WWE Performance center in Orlando. Had an amazing time surrounded by great people [folded hands emoji] [muscle emoji].”


James Mason was also training talents for the then-new NXT UK brand in 2018. Rampage Brown also has experence in WWE. After losing a 2008 WWE ECW dark match to WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry, he worked for the FCW developmental territory in January 2011. He later returned to WWE to work for the NXT UK brand in October 2020 and stayed there until his release in 2022.

The trio’s future with WWE remains uncertain, particularly with the impending launch of the NXT Europe brand later this year. However, their recent stint as guest coaches at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando certainly adds to their credentials and could open doors to future opportunities with the company.

The recent guest coaching stint of UK wrestling veterans Sha Samuels, James Mason, and Rampage Brown at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, has added to their already impressive credentials in the wrestling industry. While there’s no word yet on their future with WWE, their experience and expertise as guest coaches could potentially open doors for them in the future, especially with the upcoming launch of the NXT Europe brand.

It’s always good to see that WWE can call on some of their former stars, especially if they can utilize their skills and plug them into new facets of the company. The trio’s contributions to the development of young wrestling talent at the Performance Center highlights the importance of mentorship and coaching in the industry, paving the way for the next generation of wrestling stars.

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