ADAM Maxted, who appeared on Love Island in 2016, has revealed he was near securing a dream contract with the WWE.
However the firm put their supply on maintain after seeing the skilled wrestler known as the ‘Belfast stripper’ in articles after his look on the hit actuality TV present.
4Maxted has additionally been signed to five Star Wrestling within the pastCredit: ITV4Maxted in wrestling in motion in 2018Credit: ITVAfter initially turning down a contract with the WWE’s NXT model after a profitable tryout in 2017 on the O2 Enviornment to stick with Hull’s New Technology Wrestling, Maxted was near signing a cope with the WWE final 12 months.
The Wrestling firm had supplied the 29-year-old one other contract topic to background checks however after seeing Maxted known as ‘Belfast stripper’ they retracted their supply.
Maxted used to work a Buff Butler in Belfast, however insists he has by no means been a stripper.
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He instructed Bodyslam.web’s Tea and Tights Podcast on the nickname: “I knew it wasn’t true. I by no means acquired totally bare. You possibly can Google my identify, there’s nothing like that on the market.”
A consultant from WWE requested him concerning the nickname given to him after his look on Love Island, to which he mentioned:
“I pleaded my case for about half-hour on the cellphone. WWE was all the time the purpose for me.
“Why would I need to jeopardise myself and my profession by doing one thing foolish like that after I know you’ll be able to’t be bare? There can’t be footage of you on the market, have you learnt what I imply? I’m not foolish.
“Even after I went on love island, I portrayed myself in a sure method as I used to be all the time apprehensive concerning the cameras, how I used to be coming throughout, as a result of WWE was all the time the purpose.”
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Maxted appeared on Sequence Two of the ITV 2 actuality TV present, ending the sequence in fourth place alongside Katie Salmon.
The skilled wrestler is presently a free agent after the pandemic and not has a cope with Hull’s New Technology Wrestling.
However his dream of someday showing within the WWE shouldn’t be but over as he revealed:
“I’ve heard again from them a few occasions, it’s not a closed door. It’s not like, “You’re by no means getting signed”, or it’s by no means gonna occur due to this. It’s simply, I don’t know when.”
4Maxted entered Sequence Two of Love Island on Day 11, ultimately ending fourthCredit: Rex4