Former WWE developmental talent comments on selling his contract, Bill Demott’s rough training style
Jun 24, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck
From Gary Cantrell:
Former WWE NXT developmental talent Derek Foore, formerly known as Chad Baxter, joined Gary Cantrell and Alan Martin on The Shoot Radio show on Sunday June 23, 2013. The interview can be heard at the following link: http://theshoot.podomatic.com/entry/2013-06-23T19_28_40-07_00 For more on The Shoot please visit TheShootOnline.com
Derek has been in the news lately as he has stated that he plans on selling his WWE contract. Derek who was released by the WWE in November 2012 had a lot to get off his chest. The interview starts off with Derek saying that he is making sure all of his ducks are in line & making sure that there are no legal issues that he is breaking regarding selling his contract. Derek said the talent is risking their lives for millions upon millions of fans for pennies. He says that they (WWE) painted a sky blue picture and once he got to Tampa, FL it wasn’t that whatsoever. He would go on to say that he was treated like the black sheep when he first got down there (NXT) and was not what he expected, as he was treated like gold at his tryout and that they kicked him to the curb right when he got down there. Derek feels that they looked at him at having a golden ticket to getting into the company
Other Highlights include:
On who made the phone call to fire him:
Derek said didn’t want to give out the name of who made the call but he did say the guy has no professional wrestling experience background at all as he was a professional sand volleyball player.
On Bill Demott:
“If you messed up on a spot, he would break a yard stick over your back.” Derek talked about John Cena’s personal trainer Rob MacIntyre of Hard Knocks South gym being blamed for all the injuries in NXT but in all actuality it was Demott who injured the wrestlers with his high intense level of training. Derek says Bill would say he is here to create the future for tomorrow but Derek thinks he is only there to market his book. Derek says Bill would tell stories about the amount of drugs he did back in the day. Derek doesn’t think Bill belongs there at all.
On the current guys being called up:
Derek says that everyone who is making it on the road looks like a freak show, the freakier you look pretty much the better and that’s what is going to get you to the top. Derek says they aren’t going for that pretty boy muscle look anymore as a lot of the guys have flabby bodies. .
Prime Time Players and Team Hell No using his ideas:
Derek talked about his tag team partner Chase Donovan and him turning in 13 pitches and even made their own vignettes but they didn’t want to use any of their ideas, but a couple weeks down the road the Prime Time Players were using their ideas on Monday Night Raw as well as Team Hell No as they stole some of their stuff. Derek said they are the guinea pigs of the company. Derek referenced that their manager started using the whistle and that Team Hell stole the doctor, the hugging and using the word nerds which Daniel Bryan started using.
Much more is included in this 41 minute interview including his amateur wrestling career, playing the game in developmental, being misled by the NXT trainers, training with the Harts in Calgary, the wellness policy, being dropped with no real explanation, which top WWE star he would want to work with, etc.