Former WWE Superstar Curt Hawkins (Brian Myers) recently spoke with Mark Suleymanov of The Inquisitr and commented on WWE Tough Enough:

“It’s a good TV show and that’s it, there’s never a payoff. Wrestling is an incredibly difficult art form to learn, you can’t learn it in three months. So WWE takes these people who never trained before, throw them into a situation where they become big stars, they are on TV every week, people are invested in them and know their whole back story, know everything about them, and are on TV every week for three months and then they win, and guess what, they still don’t know how to wrestle.”

“It would be so much better if they took trained guys and polished them for three months. You can’t take Joe Schmo CrossFit Guy, which is what this series is gonna be and be like ‘this is how you wrestle.’ It’s far for more difficult than that, it takes years and years to even be passable, much less be in WWE and be on RAW. They go to developmental and they’re gone for two years and people forget about them. Even people who are great like John Morrison, but that was 03 and MNM wasn’t until 05 and he floundered with the general manager gimmick, so it took two years, there’s my point right there. Ryback, same thing. There’s not one example, you could say Maven but the guy literally threw an odd dropkick for weeks, they had to hide it. There’s no success story, whatsoever. It’s a good TV show and that’s all it’s going to be.”

– In what could be a potential spoiler for the vacant WWE Intercontinental Title, Sheamus is being advertised as champion for upcoming WWE live events. As noted, a new champion will be crowned inside the Elimination Chamber at the May 31st pay-per-view on the WWE Network.