The following are highlights from a recent Temple-News interview with WWE’s Joey Styles:
On college students who want to work for WWE: “Call the H.R. department of the company you desire to work at, and tell them what you can do and that you’re willing to work for free. WWE has unpaid interns every single summer and winter break, and I know at least three who graduated and became employees. It’s definitely about making connections to be where you want to be, but you make your own luck. Don’t wait for your break, make it.”
On those who aspire to be wrestling announcers: “You have to know the product backwards and forwards, intern somewhere in the broadcasting profession, and get experience on the air. Just keep in mind you’re talking about an industry where there is only one company where you can make a living at calling wrestling matches, so you should probably widen your potential employers and fields you want to go in.”
Check out the complete interview online at Temple-News.com.