Mark Sterling Reveals the Shocking Reason Why WWE Denied Him a Producer Role

Published 06/11/2021, 11:45 AM EDT


A job at WWE is a dream job. But unfortunately, it’s not easy to crack a job at the company. In fact, there are times even pro-wrestlers get denied after going through interviews because of them being pro-wrestlers. An example of this is Mark Sterling.

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During a session with Matt Cardona, Sterling reflected on the time he wanted to get a job at WWE. He went through several interview rounds, but never got the role. It was just recently when he found out that WWE didn’t offer him the producer’s role because he was an active wrestler.

“I almost took a job for the WWE two-and-a-half-years ago. It was pretty long ago. All of pandemic plus another year, right? It was like a year before I quit my job, which was at the end of 2019. So, I almost took that job with the WWE, I got really far. I interviewed with like six or seven people, I almost took a producer role. I actually just found out that the reason I did not get it was because I’m a professional wrestler. Nobody told me that. Apparently, people were laughing in a room that I was a wrestler and tried to get a job. F off, f off.” H/t PostWrestling

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However, it worked out for Mark Sterling because now he is working as a manager for Jade Cargill at AEW. Prior to this, Sterling had made an AEW appearance as MJF’s attorney and got into a brawl with Jon Moxley.

As expected, Moxley demolished him, but Sterling’s skills were appreciated by everyone who watched it.

Mark Sterling made a single WWE appearance

Prior to making it to AEW, Sterling had arrived at WWE. He partnered up with Mitchell Lyons and took on the tag team The Viking Raiders, who were champions at that point.

Unfortunately for Sterling and Lyons, The Viking Raiders were brutal and did not spare them, and they suffered a devastating defeat.

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It’s possible that WWE did not want someone who has been inside the ring to become a producer or that he didn’t have enough credibility within WWE to make producer while he was an active wrestler.

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Regardless of what the reason was, Sterling’s WWE rejection was a blessing in disguise because currently, he’s doing quite well for himself at AEW.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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