In an interview with Chris Jericho on the Talk is Jericho podcast, Mark Briscoe looked back on the tryout he and his brother Jay had for FCW, making note of the compliments they received from coaches about the dynamic the pair had, while noting that not everyone felt quite as positively about the brothers.
Asked about not leaving with a contract, Mark recalled:
“John Laurinaitis called and said, ‘We really liked your stuff, but I think we’re going to pass for right now. Let us know if you guys want another try.’ That kind of rubbed me the wrong way. I guess, when he talked to Jay, he said, ‘You know what he told me? He said we’re not cosmetically pleasing enough.’ ‘What? That’s cold man. I’m too ugly. Dagone.'”