Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
— As noted, WWE recently released developmental wrestler Jody Kristofferson, the real-life son of actor Kris Kristofferson.
Kristofferson, who performed under the ring name “Garrett Dylan”, was said to be a nice guy with a ton of passion for pro wrestling, but unfortunately came up short in terms of actual in-ring skills and the ability to portray a wrestling character, or gimmick.
It was said that if he could portray himself, as opposed to a character, he would be able to do well. WWE also felt he didn’t do much to stand out, and didn’t have the body-type they look for in a wrestler.
— Vince McMahon promoted the WWE Performance Center on Twitter, posting:
The entry to the @WWE goes through our new @WWEPerformCtr. Athletes from all walks of life are welcome to try out. http://t.co/S8skB9d86b
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) August 8, 2013