WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair recently confirmed that he held a guest interview class with talent during WrestleMania week.

Speaking on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Flair revealed that he was brought in to hold a class for NXT prospects while WWE was in Los Angeles.

Flair shared his honest thoughts on WWE’s developmental talent, stating that he believes only a small percentage of trainees will prove they have the “it” factor.

“Yeah, they just did. It’s fun. They had me come into an interview class for NXT while they were in LA. Now they’re on this program where they’re hiring, bringing nothing but college athletes, D1 college athletes into the training center so when they’re in L.A., they brought in, I wanna say 50 or maybe even 100.”


“I think it was 50 college athletes from all over the country and we went up to UCLA and they had them do endurance training. Then they had them come to a seminar where I talked about how to learn how to interview, which is really hard to explain because it’s gotta come from here. It’s gotta come from here and the biggest problem is really, if they got a hundred people, let’s say, at NXT right now, out of that 100 people, one percent might make it.”

Flair’s guest interview class is just one of the many steps that WWE is taking to develop its talent and find the next generation of wrestling stars. While only a small percentage of trainees may make it to the top, the company’s commitment to providing opportunities and support for its talent is a testament to its dedication to the industry.

What are your thoughts on Ric Flair’s comments about NXT prospects and their chances of making it to the top? Leave a comment.

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