– WWE was said to be unhappy with the first batch of Tough Enough contestants that were chosen by Shed Media and the USA Network.
Specifically, WWE reportedly did not like how so many well-known independent wrestlers were selected.
The people who were in charge of casting were replaced by a guy who has previously worked closely with WWE producer Kevin Dunn.
– As noted yesterday, indy star Matt Cross is reportedly a contestant on the new WWE Tough Enough.
Former WWE star Val Venis wrote the following on Twitter yesterday, giving his stamp of approval: “Congrats to Matt Cross on being part of the cast of tough enough. The M-Dogg is amazing and should be a fav to win the whole damn show!”