Former USA Eagles Captain Todd Clever Could Be Set To Join The WWE
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Former USA and Lions forward Todd Clever could be set to swap rugby for professional wrestling, after the back-row visited their performance centre in Florida.
In an article on WWE’s website, the wrestling organisation revealed Clever, who is USA’s most capped player, had been invited to attend by their scouts, noting that they continue to scout the rugby world for potential professional wrestlers.
“One of the United States’ most decorated rugby players of all time is getting an up-close look at the WWE Performance Center this week in Orlando.”
“At the invitation of WWE scouts, retired flanker Todd Clever is in Orlando to check out the world-renowned training facility. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Clever holds the distinction of being the first American to play in Super Rugby competition. He is also the most capped player in U.S. history, meaning he has appeared in more games at the international level than any other American.”
“Nicknamed “Captain America” for his many stints captaining the Eagles (the United States’ national rugby team), Clever announced his retirement from rugby last June. Prior to that, he spent 11 years in professional competition, including playing for clubs in England, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa.”
“What could Clever’s presence at the WWE PC mean as WWE’s talent development team continues scouting prospects from the world of rugby?”
Rugby Vacancies recently posted an advertisement looking for former or current professional rugby players, who may be interested in making the switch.
Could Todd Clever be the first man to make the move? Don’t bet against it.