The WWE has had some great amateur wrestlers build solid careers in the company for many years. Rajah.com reported on Jan. 17 that the WWE signed another promising NCAA heavyweight to join their ranks in Clayton Jack.
Jack has a lot to live up to, following in the footsteps of NCAA superstars like Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar and Shelton Benjamin. Jack signed a three-year developmental deal with the WWE and will report to NXT this month to begin his training.
Jack wrestled for Oregon State and Gerald Briscoe scouted him at a tryout camp in Tampa. He turned down a contract with the WWE at the time because he wanted to finish his education, but now that he has graduated, he signed the deal. Clayton Jack's record in college was 121-37, with two conference championships and All-American honors in 2012.
Jack said he is excited to get started and would love to play the role of the heel. He said that he just needs to work on his acting skills to put over whatever character the WWE gives him to play.
"I am just really excited for the opportunity to work with the WWE," Jack said. "Hopefully if I do well in the three years, maybe I can get an NXT title or move up to the WWE."
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