The following is an excerpt from an article on Colt Cabana by Alex Marvez of Scripps News:
Colton said his standup material has a wrestling theme that includes poking fun at what he describes as a "horrible" World Wrestling Entertainment stint. In early 2009, Colton had a chance to tickle the funny bone of WWE fans working under the name Scotty Goldman. Colton was given his own comedy segments ("What’s Crackin’ with Scotty Goldman") on the company’s Web site.
Unfortunately, the skits had the same staying power that Colton did on "WWE Smackdown" the previous year. WWE quickly pulled the plug on Colton as a wrestler and Internet contributor without ever giving him a televised victory or significant push after he spent more than a year in the company’s developmental system.
"I look at it from both a positive and negative standpoint," Colton said. "The positives are that I got to work for the biggest wrestling company in the world and earn a weekly paycheck for almost two years. I also learned a bunch in the developmental system from people like Steve Keirn, Tom Pritchard and Dusty Rhodes.
"On the negative side, I never did one (WWE) singles match competitively. I never did dark matches (before WWE television tapings) or was put on the road. In my debut match, I lost to Brian Kendrick. The next time, I was squashed by Vladimir Kozlov in a handicap match. Obviously, (WWE owner) Vince McMahon is not going to see that and say, ‘This guy is so talented. Let’s take a long look at him.’ "
Check out the complete article at ScrippsNews.com.
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