Leavine was named the Tough Enough winner for the series' return to cable TV in April 2011. Leavine, who was a standout football player in college, had been signed to WWE developmental before being cast for the series.
After winning the Tough Enough season, Leavine was only seen in vignettes about his training to become a WWE star and was never utilized again on the main roster. At one point, he was suspended for a violation of the company's Wellness Policy.
Thanks to Steven Fernandes for contributing to this story.