Chris Jericho Says Two WWE NXT Rookies Will Become Stars


— After working with Wade Barrett and Daniel Bryan on last night’s debut episode of WWE NXT on Syfy, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho praised the two young upstarts on his Twitter account.

NXT was pretty cool. Daniel Bryan and Wade Barrett will be stars,” Jericho wrote. “However, Punk’s guy has the worst hair I’ve ever seen…”

Later, a fan said he was “a little stiff” Bryan. Jericho quipped, “Awww did it upset u baby waby?”

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— After paying a fee to head down to Florida Championship Wrestling for a tryout in front of WWE trainers and agents this past December, the company has signed Calgary-based wrestler Tiger Raj Singh to a developmental contract. The 23-year-old told SLAM! Wrestling he has a developmental contract in hand and is waiting for his work Visa to be cleared before relocating to Tampa.

Notable names such as Steve Keirn, Pat Patterson and Mike Rotunda saw him work. “It was a four-day tryout, and every day there was someone new there,” Singh explained. He believes his gimmick made him stand out.

“I think they needed an Indian guy, they were looking for one,” Singh said. “We had matches and stuff and all the wrestlers came in their gimmicks. Well, I came out wearing a turban and had my full outfit on, and spoke Punjabi in my promo, and they liked that. They like guys who speak different languages and have different looks. My wrestling was pretty good, I had some pretty good matches. I did good at the drills and everything.”