WWE is reportedly planning to get more aggressive signing talent

Aug 9, 2018 - by Steve Gerweck

This comes from Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter. He says that WWE is getting more aggressive with taking talent off the board. With the ‘#All In’ show and Ring Of Honor running Madison Square Garden, there is a feeling that competition is growing stronger. Meltzer names a few talents who WWE is interested in signing.

The first name mentioned is Shane Strickland, who Meltzer says WWE is currently taking a look at. Strickland is best known for his work for CZW and Lucha Underground (as Killshot).

Pentagon Jr. and Fenix are also mentioned as names that WWE has interest in. Meltzer says that they have both told promoters that the dates they have already booked in 2019 are now in question.

(Pro Wrestling & MMA World)

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

5 Responses

  1. What? says:

    Sure, why not. They’ve done such a bang-up job using the talent they have now, the obvious solution is to crowd the roster even more.

    Sarcasm aside…don’t get me wrong, those guys would deserve a shot, but is it worth it if they’re just going to languish?

  2. Disgruntled Jobber says:

    Outside of Mysterio, the WWE has botched booking EVERY talent they have signed from Mexico. And that’s not something new, they did it 20 years ago with Sean Morely and the late Louie Spicolli. What needs to happen is more talent does what the Young Bucks have done so far, and that’s turn down the WWE. This company wouldn’t know how to book Pentagon if they had a crystal ball.

    Strickland is another guy they wouldn’t know how to use. As paradoxical this sounds, the best thing the young talent can do right now IS NOT sign with the WWE. Help ROH grow and get a bigger foot print. Do something else. Something needs to happen. Maybe it’s not another Monday Night war, but a second company has to emerge and shake the WWE from its slumber.

  3. cool arrow says:

    Oh noes, if WWE signs Pentagon and Fenix, then they won’t be able to work every indy show in the world every day!

  4. Totally agree with What? & DJ. I don’t want to see these guys watered down and reduced to crap. WWE only signs these guys to stop them getting a bigger name for themselves elsewhere and to stop other companies getting bigger.

  5. James says:

    Same here, Kyle. There’s more to pro wrestling than just WWE. There’s so many alternatives all over the world to choose from. We, the fans, need to destroy the monopoly that Vince tries to maintain here in America.

Leave a Reply