Alexander Hammerstone is celebrating his first anniversary with Major League Wrestling, though in an “Wrassingh” interview he was reminded that his efforts to gain a place on the WWE didn’t pan out. He says he has no regrets about how his career turned out, since he’s been able to live out his dream of being a professional wrestler.
Hammerstone told interviewer A.J. Singh that he is not the type of person who “get to a certain point and then they look back with this bitter attitude of, ‘Hey, those guys slept on me when they had the chance.’ It’s not like that –- when they had the chance to sign me, I might have shown that raw potential. But I hadn’t begun to flourish. I hadn’t started proving what I’m capable of –- I was just raw potential.”
Hammerstone has done four auditions for WWE – in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 – but the closest he came to joining the roster was when he worked as a bodyguard for Tyler Breeze in 2015. Now Hammerstone is a member of MLW after working in independent promotions including Classic Wrestling from Hollywood and PCW Ultra. He insists that WWE’s rejections have been blessings in disguise.
“Getting turned away might have been that kick in the ass that stuck me on the path I’m on now,” he said.
Hammerstone added that “maybe down the line there’s another chance to work together,” but he is not pinning his hopes on that outcome. “For the time being, I’m grateful for everything that’s happened the way it’s happened because it’s, it’s carved me into the wrestler I am today.”