Several WWE executives were scouting talent at Thursday’s WWN tryout seminar. WWN is the parent company of Evolve, Dragon Gate USA, and Full Impact Pro wrestling, and they have their own training center in Trinity, Florida. According to an announcement on, William Regal was among WWE officials visiting the World Wrestling Network Academy to meet with WWN co-founder Gabe Sapolsky.

Here’s their statement about the visit from WWE in it’s entirety:

Top WWE Officials William Regal, Matt Bloom and Canyon Cemen made an unprecedented visit at yesterday’s WWN Seminar/Tryout. They each lectured the participants with invaluable knowledge. Regal even got involved with the in ring training. Bloom paid WWN Seminar/Tryout Head Trainer Drew Gulak the ultimate compliment by saying “Drew shows you the WWE way.”

Cemen, Regal and Bloom had a lengthy discussion with WWN’s Sal Hamaoui and Gabe Sapolsky about the future of the relationship. We can reveal now that many exciting and interest possibilities were put on the table. The next few months are going to be very interesting as the relationship moves forward. There is no telling what will happen next. We could see the ramifications as early as this weekend’s EVOLVE and WWN Supershow events.

We would like to thank Mr. Regal, Mr. Bloom and Mr. Cemen for their visit yesterday. This proves that WWE is proactive about strengthening the future of pro wrestling and the independent undercurrent.

Last June there were reports of rumors that WWE was in talks with Evolve, either for a developmental deal or a buyout.

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