Downed On The Farm: Top WWE Developmental Prospects That Never Made It…Part 68

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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.

The Ealy Brothers

Gabriel and Uriel Ealy are twin brothers that were college basketball standouts. They turned to pro wrestling on the independent scene in the Midwest. The brothers were signed to WWE developmental deals in 2015 and were assigned to WWE’s Performance Center for further training. The duo finally made their debuts on the NXT brand in 2016. The Ealy Brothers were used mostly as enhancement talent early on losing to more established teams like The Street Profits, The Authors of Pain, Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan, Heavy Machinery and TM-61.

Wile the Ealys were losing more matches than they were winning, they were slowly developing personas for a potential push in NXT. Unfortunately some injuries slowed their progression as a tag team and in June of 2018, Uriel was released from his contract. A few moths later, Gabriel was also released from his developmental contract.

Since their releases in 2018, Uriel Ealy is married with two children and works in IT support in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Gabriel Ealy resides in Orlando, Florida where he is engaged and works as a handyman.

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