Watts Reflects On WWE Tough Enough: I Didn’t Want To Do Any Of The Reality TV Bullsh*t, I Just Wanted To Earn My Contract
Independent wrestler Watts recently spoke with Andrew Thompson, and among other topics, he discussed his role in the 2011 television series ‘WWE Tough Enough’, and his AEW Dark appearance.
In one highlight, Watts looked back at his time on ‘WWE Tough Enough.’ He explained that he didn’t care for the reality TV aspect of the show, as he simply wanted to earn his contract.
“Yeah, part of my problem was I didn’t want to do any of the reality TV bullsh*t,” Watts explained. “I didn’t wanna do it. I wasn’t there for the reality TV and I think I screwed myself by saying that a lot to the producers, going, ‘I don’t wanna be on this stupid reality show. I just wanna get my contract’ but, yeah. I don’t think anyone could go in a situation like that and not be like, ‘What is going on in here?’ With just the, like you said, the competition aspect and the reality show aspect, it’s just two massive, heavy forces colliding and there’s no way you can prepare for something like that. You just got to do it.”
Jumping forward in time, Watts also reflected on his work with the United Wrestling Network prior to the promotion putting its ‘Prime Time Live’ shows on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He explained that he knew it was the right call because it was the the safest path forward.
“I think it was the only thing left to do and I think it was the right decision. I think safety and health should come first before anything else, and I think shutting down operations isn’t the fun decision to make but it’s the right one so I fully support that.”