— Finn Bálor (@FinnBalor) July 28, 2014
Irish wrestling star Fergal “Prince” Devitt has officially signed with WWE, according to the company website.
He will report to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida today and will be wrestling at NXT. He told WWE.com last week:
“This is something I’ve been looking forward to since I was maybe four or five years old. I grew up watching wrestling my whole life, so to get the chance to step in the ring that I’ve watched on TV so many times is a dream come true.”
Devitt, who has competed all around the world, acknowledges that he will benefit from training at the Performance Center and learning the WWE style of wrestling.
“I don’t consider myself anywhere close to the finished product, so I’m looking forward to this challenge and learning a new style.”
Devitt visited the WWE Performance Center earlier this year and says he was “blown away” by the facility.
“I’ve seen a lot of different training schools and dojos, and the sheer level of professionalism at the Performance Center and the state-of-the-art facility just knocked me for a six. It really blew me away.”
While he’s new to WWE, Devitt has worked with several of the top names at NXT, including current NXT Champion Adrian Neville and NXT Diva Becky Lynch, whom he helped train. Regarding Sami Zayn, Devitt called him a “stand out” performer and looks forward to working with him.
“We kinda missed each other, played crisscross, but never had a chance to lock up on the independent circuit, so that’d be something I’d really look forward to,” Devitt said of Zayn.
Once he gets to the main roster, there are several competitors he’s looking forward to working with, including Sheamus and WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena.
“The target would be John Cena, because if you’re wrestling John Cena, you’re in the main event.”
WWE recently signed another International superstar to NXT, KENTA. Devitt is impressed with WWE’s scouting efforts and said it’s a great thing that WWE is bringing in some well-traveled performers.
Aside from his incredible in-ring abilities, Devitt is also well known for his elaborate body paint, wrestling as comic book heroes like Spiderman, The Joker, Spawn and Venom.
“I’ve always got a couple of tricks up my sleeve, so I’m going to come up with something new before then … Look out for the body paint. Look out for a new Devitt.”