– WWE’s website reports that WWE NXT talent Adrian Jaoude has been chosen to represent his native Brazil in the freestyle wrestling competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics, which will be held in that country.
Jaoude, who was signed in October 2015 along with the WWE Tough Enough competitors, had no pro wrestling experience but competed at state, regional and national levels, picking up a “Best Brazilian Wrestler” award in 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012.
WWE trainer Robbie Brookside commented on Jaoude standing out:
“Adrian’s come into the group and his natural ability has shone through. It’s still very early in his career, but thus far, he’s come in and picked things up – footwork, balance, attitude, application and holds. He’s got a great appreciation and understanding of what it’s all about and puts it to great use.”
WWE Head Coach Matt Bloom also praised Adrian:
“To be as successful as he’s been, you need to have that desire to be the best in whatever you do. Adrian has that. He understands that this is a whole new process, with new techniques. He knows that by working harder than the guy next to him, he’s going to advance. He’s doing just that.”
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