Sometimes all you have to do is know the right people, and you’ll get a great foot in the door. Being related to Roman Reigns gives anyone an advantage in WWE, but that isn’t a guarantee that they will get a legit shot.
Roman Reigns comes from a long lineage of pro wrestlers, and a lot of his family is working in the business to this day. That being said, he also has relatives in the pro wrestling world who haven’t touched WWE yet.
During Busted Open Radio, Court Bauer explained how WWE didn’t even give much of a look to Alexander Hammerstone, or Jacob Fatu. The latter is very confusing considering the fact that he comes from the Anoa’i Family.
“Hammerstone went for a few tryouts and was told, ‘You look too much like Triple H.’ The same with Fatu — people forget he had like three or four tryouts at WWE PC. They didn’t sign him. Now, everyone’s like, ‘He should go to WWE.’ There’s a reason the dude keeps re-upping with us. This is the system that has figured it out. We found him, and he found himself.
“He has all the love for his family [The Bloodline] and what they’re doing there [in WWE], but he’s enjoying his time in MLW. If you’re finding him on MLW, support the company that gave him that spotlight. Don’t try to fancy book something, when the machine there [in WWE] didn’t get it, didn’t see it. So, support where he is and where he is thriving.”
Jacob Fatu still has a long way to go in his pro wrestling journey, so WWE might be a possibility down the line. Only time will tell what the Bloodline looks like if and when he finally makes the jump to WWE, but he might get a different look this time around.
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