Titus O’Neil Talks About Batista Mentoring Him & How He Got Signed With WWE

WWE wrestler Titus O’Neil spoke with Adam Silverstein of OnlyGators.com about his transition from college football to WWE, Batista mentoring him and more. Here are some highlights of what he said about:

Getting Into Wrestling: “I never really thought about it as an option. One of my really good friends [Dave Batista], who was one of the top guys at the time and is still a big guy in the history of the business, had been talking to me about it for a while. He said once I got done playing Arena Football I should give it a try. I said that I was not really into it. I watched it a lot as a fan growing up but always said that stuff is fake and not something I would do. He stopped me right away and said, first of all, it’s not fake though it is predetermined. He then did a few moves on me and I found out pretty early on that it’s very real.”

How He Got Signed With WWE: “It was one of those chance things where I was driving one day, I live in Tampa, and there is a WWE developmental facility for Florida Championship Wrestling there. I drove out one day, walked in the back door and said, ‘Hey, I want to be a wrestler.’ The next day, they brought me in for a tryout. They saw something in me right out of the gate. The process of actually getting signed with WWE is actually a very long process, but I got hired within two weeks, which was unheard of. At that point then, I was kind of very glad that I actually went on faith, walked in and basically ended up walking out with a contract after they signed me two weeks later.”

Brad Davis

Brad Davis is the editor of SEScoops.com and MMANews.com. He's been hooked on pro wrestling since 1989 and has attended 8 WrestleManias

  • RuthlessRaj

    damn…having connections really pays off huh?

  • http://twitter.com/Vince193 Vince Alvarado

    man i love titus, big, getting better in the ring every day, and he has that natural charisma, hope he and darren get the tag titles soon

  • darkness

    The PTPs need a chance to shine how many times must we watch Kane and the Goat beat them I mean come on hope it happens soon

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremycounty Jeremy-County Roberts

    This dude has the size and the look to be a main event star someday. Let’s just hope WWE does not drop the ball.

    • that guy over there

      well hes black and we all know how wwe treat black people, not samoan blacks but black black people like booker and this guy

      • currygoi

        yeah. we know how they treat black people.

        but booker t is not the best exemple: main event player, world champion, color commentator, gm…

        • that guy over there

          well booker just had 1 world title reign in wwe when he should of been winning the big one since he debuted and look at otunga and darren young i say they will probably give titus the intercontinental title and have him be an upper mid card level

  • Rock Solid

    ARGH ARGH ARGH ARGH!! if I was in charge of WWE, I would Shake things up again by reinstating the brandextension right after WM, put Titus O’Neil on SD and make him World Heavyweight Champion!