All Elite Wrestling had previously announced that they had signed former Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo as their first developmental project.
AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes recently spoke to Fightful, and he discussed how the company plans on training their developmental projects without having a physical training center. He stated that what they do have is talented coaches like Dustin Rhodes and Dean Malenko just to name a few that they have who can help out on the road.
“He’s our first developmental sign. We don’t have a developmental center but we have Dustin Rhodes, we have Dean Malenko, we have all these great coaches at our disposal who can train somebody on the road from the ground up and he’s an Olympic boxer. We want people from all walks of life.”
“It’s great to just go to the independents and just cherry pick. That’s what Bill Watts did and Dusty did and all the great promoters have done.”
“They would go out and pick these great athletes. You can’t force them to fall in love with wrestling, but in the case of Anthony Ogogo, he already fell in love with pro wrestling. So I wanted to announce him and selfishly, I wanted to make up for something that I had said at Starrcast where I said how great our UK deal was for AEW.“
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