Tough Enough contestant Jeremiah Riggs blasted WWE’s developmental system and talent scouting in a lengthy diatribe this week after being informed that WWE would not be using him.
Speaking to AroundTheOctagon.com about his recent tryout at WWE’s developmental camp, Riggs said Florida Championship Wrestling is full of “clones” who are “are all the same – long hair, pony tail, boring as can be.”
Riggs called FCW “all politics,” where the developmental wrestlers try to “kiss ass” to get ahead. “People are real phony there including the trainers,” he claimed. Riggs also railed Tough Enough peers Andy Leavine and Luke Robinson, saying he had more talent and potential than both.
Since the release of the article, numerous developmental wrestlers have said off the record that Riggs was one of the most disliked individuals to have tried out for WWE in years. They feel Riggs carried himself as if he “was doing everyone a favor” by going to FCW, which upset his peers. Developmental talent Seth Rollins added on Twitter that Riggs was “ten words away from a beatdown.”
Riggs, meanwhile, has given his side of the story in a new interview with IWantWrestling.com.