In an interview with Aaron Oster of The Baltimore Sun, independent talent Colt Cabana discussed his time in WWE, the change in the developmental system from his time to now and why thinks never worked out for him in the company.
“Well, it didn’t work out because management said that creative didn’t have anything for me. Then I went out and did a web series mocking the answer that they gave me. It was maybe with the big corporate structure that I got lost underneath the pile of people, but I spent two years under contract with WWE. After about a year and three months, I was brought up to the main roster. When I was brought up, I wasn’t brought up in a predominant role at all, I was kind of brought up as a guy really to lose matches which was weird because they don’t have contracted enhancement wrestlers, for the most part, every contracted wrestler they have is “superstar”. Of course, that’s an interesting fact when some of the guys like myself and Gavin Spears and Ryan Braddock are just kind of brought up to lose, but that was a different time back then and now I think they’ve seen the errors of their ways from that generation.
A lot of us took a bullet, but I’m glad that because of the way they handled developmental at that time that they have a good grasp on it now. You can see the great things they’re doing with some of the guys and the way they bring people up with the WWE NXT talent, so maybe we were part of an expiremental process in developmental. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to be one of the guys on WWE NXT or whatnot, but luckily enough for me, because of my past, people are able to succeed in that system.”
The interview is available in full at this link.