Former Ring of Honor World Champion Kevin Steen is likely to be offered a WWE developmental deal following a successful tryout at the Performance Center.
According to ProWrestling.net, Steen is expected to be the only one of several ROH stars that attended the recent tryout event to secure a deal.
Canadian Steen has been a major player in ROH since the company landed its first national television deal back in 2009, and headed up S.C.U.M, one of the most dominant stables in the company’s history.
Steen was also involved in one of the more enjoyable feuds of recent years, against former El Generico, who now performs of Sami Zayn in NXT. If the WWE deal does happen as expected, an angle involving is definitely something to look forward to.
Since Steen lost the ROH title (which he held for almost a year) to Jay Briscoe at “Supercard of Honor” VII in April 2013, his ROH careet has hit the buffers somewhat. A run as a face in helping destroy S.C.U.M was entertaining, but feuds since have been forgettable.
Most recently, Steen lost a match to New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Shinsuke Nakamura at the "War of the Worlds" iPPV event in New York City. After the match he cut a solid promo in which he admitted loving Ring of Honor and the fans, but not feeling at home since losing the title. He then went on to say that he is ready to leave to take care of his wife and newborn child.
The promo immediately set up an angle with Silas Young, which ended in the two being pulled apart. It is expected that Steen and Young will clash at June's "Best in the World" iPPV in a match that may well be the former's last for the company.
The ProWrestling.net source also notes that west coast independent star Willie Mack is expected to be offered a WWE deal, but ACH and Rocky Romero will not be. Roderick Strong is said to have participated in the tryout, but there is no word on his contract situation.
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