Adam Pearce, the 37 year old former NWA champion, has started working for WWE on a full-time basis as a WWE Performance Center coach.
Pearce has been in the wrestling business since 1996 and has worked for several indy promotions all over the world including Mexico and Japan, Ring of Honor, the NWA, PWG, and many others. He retired from active wrestling seven months ago.
During 2014 he did several guest coaching stints at the Performance Center and at NXT Takeover: R Evolution in December of last year he worked as a producer. While he signed a deal as a coach at the Performance Center in May, he only started full-time this week. He joins Billy Gunn, Norman Smiley, Robbie Brookside, Sara Amato, Steve Keirn, Terry Taylor, and head trainer Jason Albert on the coaching team.