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Alex Wright Explains Why He Never Joined WWE, Looks Back At His Time In WCW & More

The Sports Courier recently caught up with former WCW competitor Alex Wright to discuss his career as a second-generation wrestler, his wrestling school in Germany, the state of the wrestling industry in the country, and much more. During the interview, the former WCW Cruiserweight, World Television and World Tag Team Champion explains why he never wound up in WWE.

Wrestling fans have long wondered why Wright, with his appearance, talent and pedigree, never found his way inside a WWE ring. Even after the sports-entertainment organization’s purchase of World Championship Wrestling in 2001, he was only 25-years-old. The German grappler reveals that he was contacted by WWE officials on two occasions to join the company, but opted not to negotiate. He explains that at the times he was approached, he felt he could not give WWE his all.

“When I sign a contract, I really want to give 180%. And if I can’t give that, it’s just not fair to the promotion and it’s not fair to the fans and it’s not fair to myself,” said Wright. “When I step in the ring, I want to give 180%, for the promoter, for the fans and for myself. And if I can’t do that, I just say, “Thank you very much.”

Wright instead chose to remain in Germany and go forward with his second dream: launching a wrestling school. In the interview, he discusses that, life after WCW, his lengthy tenure with the defunct organization (dancing, backstage morale, the New World Order, Berlyn, Disco Inferno, the inflated roster in the late 1990s and more), and surviving wrestling’s pitfalls.

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  • jcice13

    not saying he couldn’t have been a WWF wrestler but he wasn’t all that good in the ring

    • Lara_P1

      He would’ve been stuck as a midcarder his entire career in WWF/E.

      • jcice13

        and with his charisma? that would have lasted 2 years top

  • Rotnerd

    He would have been in dark matches, good call

  • mika009

    I don’t think the dancing he did in WCW was 180%.

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