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Matt Bloom Reveals What WWE Looks For in Coaches

Posted By Caroline Walsh on 08/11/17

Matt Bloom, the head trainer at the WWE Performance Center, spoke with Sports Illustrated for a new interview. In the interview, bloom talked about the process of signing on new coaches for the PC.

A lot of people dont understand that just because you were a great wrestler does not automatically make you a great coach, but that is true, Bloom said. What Im looking for in a coach is, first of all, if they can fit into our team. This is the best team in the game. We have Norman Smiley, who is an encyclopedia of moves, and we also have Terry Taylor and Shawn Michaels here teaching. We have Steve Corino and Adam Pearce here. They had some companies behind them when they worked, but they never had WWE behind them, yet they still kept their names prominent around the world and accomplished that by doing it the right way. Scotty Too Hotty is Scott Taylor, and hes a kid from Maine who did pretty well in this business. He knows what hes doing, and he has the entertainment side of this well understood. We have an amazing team who complement each other very well.

He added, We look for character in the coaches. What type of person are you? Are you patient? How will you represent us? Do you understand that this is not a race? This is a marathon, not a sprint. We have talent here from all over the world, most of whom have relocated and left their families behind. We need our coaches to be caring and understanding toward that. We need to realize that everyone isnt always going to grasp a concept on a particular day, so can you pick people up and dust them off so that they can understand better the next day? Also, everyone realizes that there is simply no room for complacency. That cannot exist here and it is not allowed. We know we dont want you here if youre not a good person. No ego and a lot of humility. No one is bigger than the team. We all complement each other so well.