Sha Samuels agreed to a deal with WWE in 2019, did not pass medical test

Back in 2019, WWE and Sha Samuels agreed to a deal but he did not pass their medical test

Sha Samuels’ WWE run was delayed.

This past January, following an episode of NXT UK, Sha Samuels made the announcement that he officially inked a deal with WWE and would be joining the NXT UK roster. Samuels was last in action on the 10/6 NXT UK and picked up a win over Flash Morgan Webster. He’ll be in action on this week’s program for a rematch with Morgan Webster.

Ahead of the bout airing, Samuels spoke to ‘Metro’ and shared that back in 2019, he and WWE came to terms on a deal but he did not pass their medical test and was told he’d be called again months later. The COVID-19 pandemic came into play which further slowed down the process.

That’s been a detriment for a while [not being in shape]. Unfortunately, I didn’t pass the medical, I wasn’t fit and healthy. But [they] said, ‘We’ll give you a call in six months or so, see how you are, and talk about bringing you back in.’ Obviously the pandemic hit, I didn’t know what was happening – I didn’t wanna bother them, there are a lot [of] important things in the world. I got in shape over lockdown. I thought, ‘You know what? I’m gonna email them, see what’s going down.’ I emailed them, came back for another week and got offered a job.

The weekly NXT UK program is covered here on POST Wrestling via John Siino’s ‘Shot In The Dark’ show which can be heard at this link.

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