No One At WWE NXT Knew Who Nigel McGuinness Was According To Grayson Waller
According to Grayson Waller, few prospects in WWE NXT knew who Nigel McGuinness was.
WWE Superstar Grayson Waller has spoken about receiving advice from Nigel McGuinness during his time in NXT, and claims that very few of the developmental Superstars had heard of the indie wrestling legend.
In an appearance on The Ringer Wrestling Show, Waller explains:
"No one knew who Nigel McGuinness was [at NXT]. There was two people - myself, Andre Chase. So Nigel McGuinness would sit backstage at NXT shows and no one would go talk to him. Me and Andre Chase would go and sit with him and we would pester him because we know Nigel. We know how good Nigel is [...] They thought he was a commentator. These dumb shot-putters from Arizona State or wherever had no idea. So me and Andre Chase, we get like basically like a seminar with Nigel McGuinness whenever we want it you know, it was a treat. I missed having him around. He always had really strong advice, like real advice."
McGuinness made his name in ROH and other American indie promotions throughout the 2000s, where he quickly gained a reputation as a highly acclaimed wrestler. After a stint with IMPACT Wrestling, he stepped away from in-ring action and became a commentator, working for promotions such as WWE and ROH. He is currently signed to AEW as a commentator on Collision alongside Kevin Kelly.
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