Downed On The Farm: Top WWE Developmental Prospects That Never Made It…Part 61

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Brian Damage

The WWF/WWE has had some type of developmental system for years now. Whether it was the USWA, Ohio Valley, Power Pro, Heartland, Deep South, Florida Championship Wrestling or NXT…many of the company’s top superstars got their start in at least one of them. While some developmental names like John Cena, Kurt Angle, Randy Orton, The Miz, Brock Lesnar and Charlotte Flair all made big stars of themselves by first training in developmental, others never got to see the light of day. This series will focus on those wrestlers…the ones that at some point were a lock to get called up to the main roster and never quite made it. What once was hot, suddenly became a “not” as a WWE superstar.

Jarrod Locke

When Daniel Singh was a teenager, he was involved in an accident that left him with a broken neck. The young Singh was left partially paralyzed for several months. Thankfully, Singh recovered from the injury and chose to devote the rest of his life to fitness and nutrition.

Daniel Singh built up his physique and started competing in bodybuilding contests. It led Singh to auditioning and getting a role on the United Kingdom’s version of the reality competition show ‘Gladiators.’ Singh was known as Thunder and later Warrior. That eventually got him noticed by WWE in 2010, received a tryout and was offered a developmental contract.

Singh was assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) based in Tampa, Florida. He received the ring name of ‘Jarrod Locke.’ After several months of training, Locke had one match against Konnor and made the decision to walk away from his contract. He requested his release and cited family commitments back at his home in England. WWE granted his release in 2011.

After leaving WWE developmental and returning to England, Singh began MMA fighting. He also took up acting and starred in such projects as Fast and Furious 6 and the television series ’24.’ Daniel Singh also opened up at least three nutritional supplement stores in the UK.

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