“We’re happy to have Norman Smiley be a guest and attend the WWN Seminar/Tryout in Livonia, MI. I look forward to hearing his feedback as NXT continues to expand our pipeline of talent.” – WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque
The WWN Seminar/Tryout on September 22nd in Livonia, MI will provide the greatest opportunity ever. At least one individual will be selected to become a NXT extra provided all documents are completed in the correct manner. Additionally, a background check may be administrated.
NXT Coach Norman Smiley will be a special guest on September 22nd. He will give a lecture on what it takes to make it to WWE/NXT, share his wealth of knowledge and watch the tryout matches. This is your chance to be seen by a WWE official and get a shot in NXT!
WWN looks to add to the pro wrestling world with these Seminar/Tryouts. They are designed to educate, expose and advance talent both in-the-ring and behind-the-scenes. We are looking to share our collective years of experience with you. This is our way of spreading our knowledge to improve the pro wrestling industry.
The September 22nd Seminar/Tryout will be at Monaghan Knights Of Columbus Hall on 19801 Farmington Rd in Livonia, MI. It will begin at noon.
WWN Seminar/Tryouts are open to any wrestler, referee or manager who has completed a training course. You MUST have completed a training course from a reputable wrestling school and trainer.
There will be limited spots for WWN Seminar/Tryouts. The format is designed to educate, be a networking opportunity, give quality video footage for you to use to promote yourself, as well as provide you with a chance to be booked in the WWN Family! There have already been over 40 talents booked on WWN Family events from the WWN Seminar/Tryout, including Darby Allin, Jason Kincaid, The Gatekeepers and referee DA Brewer (now in NXT) earning fulltime spots in EVOLVE.
Catch Point leader Tracy Williams and former UFC standout Matt Riddle are the co-head trainers. Williams will focus on techniques and principles that are prominent in EVOLVE. Riddle will teach ways to incorporate MMA principles into pro wrestling.
In addition, Stokely Hathaway will give a presentation about social media and branding. Social media presence is your biggest representation in the world of wrestling. This portion of the WWN Seminar/Tryout teaches you best practices to connect with fans and market yourself to promoters, while also teaching you how to avoid hazardous social media mistakes. These lessons are invaluable. This stuff can make or break your career!
Each Seminar/Tryout will see participants get a five minute tryout match in front of talent evaluators including Smiley and WWN VP Of Talent Relations Gabe Sapolsky. The Tryout matches will be taped with multiple cameras in HD and sent to you to use any way you want. This is professional footage needed for modern resumes. You will also receive critiques and evaluations.
Sapolsky will share his 23 years for experience and give a lecture on “How To Get Booked” in each Seminar/Tryout. This will be updated to include the lessons he has learned from Levesque, William Regal and Canyon Ceman of WWE. This is what you need to know to get in WWE.
The cost of the September 22nd Seminar/Tryout is $149. It will include everything mentioned above.
To take advantage of this learning experience and opportunity, please fill out the application. This is your chance to improve, learn and get booked!
We appreciate your interest in the WWN Seminar/Tryout. If you are accepted to participate you can make payment in the WWNLive.com Store or by calling 267-638-6583. This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! Good luck!