During a recent appearance on the “Out of Character with Ryan Satin” podcast, WWE RAW commentator Byron Saxton commented on Dusty Rhodes getting him a commentary role in FCW, trying out for WWE Tough Enough, and more.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On trying out for Tough Enough: “They flew us out to Venice Beach, California. I actually did it half-blind, because at the time I was wearing contacts and for whatever reason, my eyes were messed up … I guess I had a slight infection in the eye, and so I had the masterful idea of going, ‘Okay, since I know, like, my eye is going to be infected with this contact, I’m going to wear one contact per day, so if I make it to the second day of the tryout, at least I got one good eye’.”
On getting his commentary show in FCW: “That was Dusty Rhodes. Dusty approached me and he was like, ‘Hey baby, we want to have you do commentary. We’re going to have you do commentary, we’re going to have you manage a little bit, but I want you to really hone your craft behind the microphone, if you will.’”