World Series: JT Realmuto Learned Success From his Wrestling Family
This may be our favorite piece on the JT Realmuto-WWE Story of 2015
The New England Patriots’ franchise football player, J.T. Realmuto, is one of seven brothers — a handful of siblings with a huge heart and a passion for the sport they love.
But a career as a professional wrestler, his dream of making it to the WWE and more than a million dollars, are the things that really stick with him.
The former WWE Cruiserweight champion is now the first cousin to professional wrestler Roddy Piper, which led to the two joining forces to make “P-Diddy & J.T.”
And on Monday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, the two friends put on a stellar performance in front of a live and die-hard WWE Universe for the latest installment in the “Raw” series.
In addition to Piper and JT, the “Raw” panel included Dolph Ziggler, Neville for his Royal Rumble match and Daniel Bryan who was in the middle of a feud with Chris Jericho.
We recently had the chance to chat with the Puerto Rican-Dominican who’s been a pro wrestling fan since he was 12 years old.
It was during this time that he attended a WWE tour to experience the “Rock ‘N Wrestling” with the likes of Mick Foley, Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Ted DiBiase and many others.
It was in his mind that he would someday be in the WWE for the first time in his life “and I never said never because I knew that I would be there one day,” Realmuto told us during our phone interview.
When he went on to attend the 2010 Under-19 World Championship Tournament, something he did with former WWE superstar CM Punk from his hometown, Caguas, Puerto Rico he quickly learned the ins and outs of the wrestling business along with a bunch of other talent.
JT Realmuto’s path to the WWE has been a rollercoaster ride of successes, as well as heartbreak after heartbreak.
“At that time I was 19 years old and I had no idea what was going to happen in the future. It was like �