NXT star Troy McClain, who trained before at Rikishi’s Knox Pro Wrestling school, was also released last week. His release came as a surprise to some because he was seen as a John Cena guy and those people believed that would have protected McClain. Cena saw McClain working out at the University of Southern California gym a few years back and got him a tryout. McClain also received high praise from Gerald Brisco and Jim Ross. They both pushed that McClain had potential to be the next Cena.