FORMER Love Island star Adam Maxted has revealed he was near securing a dream contract with the WWE.
However the firm put their supply on maintain after seeing the him known as the ‘Belfast stripper’ in articles following his 2016 look on the hit actuality TV present.
4Former Love Island star Adam Maxted revealed he was near signing for WWECredit: ITV4But the promotion held his supply after seeing him known as the ‘Belfast stripper’ onlineCredit: ITVMaxted beforehand turned down a contract with NXT following a profitable trial in 2017 to stick with Hull’s New Era Wrestling, however was once more near signing a cope with the WWE final yr.
The promotion had provided the 29-year-old one other contract topic to background checks – however after seeing Maxted known as ‘Belfast stripper’ on information websites they retracted their supply.
Maxted used to work as a buff butler in Belfast, however insists he has by no means been a stripper.
He informed Bodyslam.web’s Tea and Tights Podcast: “I knew it wasn’t true. I by no means received totally bare. You may 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 aim 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, are you aware what I imply? I’m not foolish.
“Even after I went on Love Island, I portrayed myself in a sure manner as I used to be all the time frightened concerning the cameras, how I used to be coming throughout, as a result of WWE was all the time the aim.”
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Maxted appeared on Collection Two of the ITV2 actuality TV present, ending the sequence in fourth place alongside Katie Salmon.
The professional wrestler is presently a free agent after the pandemic and not has a cope with New Era Wrestling.
However his dream of in the future showing within the WWE shouldn’t be but over as he revealed: “I’ve heard again from them a few instances, 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 Collection Two of Love Island on Day 11, ultimately ending fourthCredit: Rex4