WWE News: WWE Signs NCAA All-American Wrestler

Gone Baby GoneContributerJanuary 18, 2013

Courtesy OSUBeavers.com
Courtesy OSUBeavers.com

As we all know, the WWE is the benchmark of pro wrestling.

Many wrestlers work for several years at a clip, just for the possibility of making it to the company. Meanwhile, others are blessed with a god-given talent, and the WWE finds them.

This is the case of WWE's latest signing, Clayton Jack.

According to PWInsider.com:

WWE has signed Clayton Jack, an NCAA All-American wrestler from Oregon State University to a three year developmental deal.

Jack was found by WWE Hall of Famer Gerald Brisco when Brisco scouted the University last year. He attended a tryout in Tampa and was offered the deal but instead chose to finish his education. Now that he is done, he is accepting the standing offer.

Jack, who is a wrestling fan, held a 121-37 record, four NCAA appearances, two conference championships and was named an All-American after the conclusion of his senior year.

Signing amateur wrestlers is nothing new for the company, as many of WWE's top stars got their start at the collegiate level. Guys like Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar and Jack Swagger all made their names on that mat and proved that it is possible to transition from amateur to pro wrestler.

Ultimately, Jack has a long way to go before he gets called up. However, with some hard work and determination, Jack could find himself on WWE's main stage sooner than we know it.

Overall, even if things do not work out for the collegiate star, you can rest assure that he will wind up working somewhere. In fact, one of the smartest decisions he made was to finish his education before accepting the WWE's offer.

Let's face it, even if he does make it, there is no guarantee how long he will last at the top. So having something to fall back on is a good idea.

In the end, only time will tell if Jack can make it in the WWE. Until then, we can only sit back and watch this young star as he begins his journey to the top.