Taylor Rust

Taylor Rust Reveals Why He Nearly Quit Wrestling Back In 2012

Taylor Rust, formerly known as Tyler Rust of WWE NXT, recently appeared as a guest on the ROH Strong podcast for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.

During his appearance on the show, Rust spoke about nearly quitting the pro wrestling business back in 2012 after he failed to get signed by WWE following a tryout with the company.

Featured below is an excerpt from the interview where he touches on this topic.

“Life became wrestling and working a full-time job at the Animal Shelter. I did that routine for six years straight. Every year, I wanted to see if it would be my last year, if something would take off. I had the option to get a big promotion at the Animal Shelter and I wasn’t sure because it meant having to quit wrestling. Going into 2019, I thought about it, and if life was leading me in that direction, I was going to take it. I did the (job) interview and was getting ready to walk out of pro wrestling. I think I’m done and the job is mine. I get told the next day I didn’t get the job. I was shocked. Everyone at the Animal Shelter was like, ‘What do you mean?’ When that happened, it lit a fire in me with wrestling. I got mad. I almost quit for this job and the job didn’t give me the promotion. It was the push I needed to switch gears. I said I was going to do everything I could to get signed within a year. That’s what pushed me.”

Check out the complete interview at Libsyn.com. H/T to 411 Mania for transcribing the above quotes.


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