Five members of the Ohio State football team interned this week at WWE as part of a partnership between the sports entertainment giant and the university’s Real Life Wednesdays program.
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Defensive tackle Davon Hamilton, linebacker Justin Hilliard, safety Shaun Wade, long snapper Liam McCullough and offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere had the opportunity to explore the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla., and sat in on a presentation with the coaching staff to learn about the company’s talent development system, strength and conditioning programs, in-ring training and content creation.
The group also met chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon and superstars Triple H and Shawn Michaels.
“In this case, hosting student athletes from the Ohio State football program, they were able to experience a complete immersion of what makes WWE so unique while seeing everything from production and marketing, to a day in the life of an NXT Superstar,” said director of talent development Paul Fair. “It’s collaborations like these that open up doors for the future and provide so much value to all parties involved.”
The Buckeyes capped off their internship by attending a taping of NXTlive on Wednesday night.