Every talent would love to get into Triple H’s good books, as he is arguably the most powerful man in WWE. Former NXT star EJ Nduka recently opened up about the praise he received from the new WWE boss and how he reminded him of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
EJ Nduka joined WWE in 2018 after a successful bodybuilding career and spent three years in the developmental system before his release in May 2021. Despite being a highly-rated prospect, Nduka didn’t wrestle a single televised match for NXT and only competed at house shows.
The 34-year-old star, however, managed to impress several top officials during his brief time in NXT. Nduka recalled being part of a commercial shoot at the WWE Performance Center with Stephanie McMahon, Vince McMahon, Triple H, and many other executives in attendance.
During the commercial’s filming, Triple H approached EJ Nduka to compliment the rookie on his development as a performer. As revealed by Nduka on Fightful’s Grapsody Reviews, the WWE Hall of Famer likened Nduka to The Rock:
“I’m chopping it up with H, and he said, ‘You remind me a lot of DJ [Dwayne Johnson].’ I’m having the conversation, and I’m just enamored being able to talk to H because just to be able to talk to Hunter is big. Midway through the conversation, it clicked with me, ‘He said DJ; he’s talking about Dwayne.'” H/t Fightful
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