The 2015 season of Tough Enough certainly left an impression with the WWE Universe as Sara Lee and Josh Bredl were crowned the winners of the competition.
Their victories meant they earned themselves $250,000 contracts with the WWE and have been training at the Performance Center in their bids to become successful WWE superstars.
Fans were less than impressed with the competition this year with plenty of negatives outweighing the positives. Aspects such as the format and popularity contests resulted in big talents leaving the show early.
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TOUGH ENOUGH 2015
However, the WWE have remained active in signing the Tough Enough stars they believed would add value to the company and play a role heading into the future.
A number of stars have already been snapped up by the company, whilst others are still on their radar.
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Amanda Saccomanno has already signed with the WWE and is filming Total Divas with the remainder of the cast, so there’s a good chance she could have a big role to play in the future if the WWE decide to use her in a wrestling role as well as a role on Total Divas.
Now it looks as if one of the favorites to win the show has signed a developmental deal as well, Patrick Clark Jr.
PATRICK TO THE WWE
Patrick displayed a great amount of knowledge and understanding of the business when he arrived at the competition and excelled in a number of challenges despite being one of the youngest members of the cast.
It looked as if he was going to head for the finals which would have been an interesting battle with some other favourites still in the running, such as Josh and Tanner.
However, it looked as if one episode which portrayed him in a bad light was enough to get him voted off the show.
The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show were informed by one of their sources that Clark had indeed signed a WWE developmental contract and he has already reported to the WWE Performance Center and a deal could have been signed well over a week ago.
The WWE haven’t announced a deal just yet, but reports have emerged that Patrick was missing from the MCW shows over the weekend although he was advertised to appear and compete.
Instead, his tag team partner Lio Rush dropped the Maryland Tag Team Championship in a handicap match.
This isn’t the first time the news of negotiations between the two has made rounds online, there were rumours in August that Patrick had turned down an offer the WWE had made to him as he didn’t want to relocate to Orlando at the time.
Now it’s suggested that Lita could have played a part in Patrick getting a deal. This is due to her new role with the company as an agent and she worked as a trainer on Tough Enough so she knows first-hand what Patrick is actually capable of.
This is definitely a good signing for the WWE as they have a potential future star on their hands. The key thing is he already has the knowledge, a great look as well as wrestling experience to get a head start at the Performance Center.