While the WWE released a handful of stars from developmental last month, they wasted little time in welcoming nine new stars to the Performance Centre in October.
Among the recruits were Victoria Gonzalez, Taynara Melo de Carvalho, Demitrius Bronson, Theophilus Agbi and Alvin Abitz.
However, most of the excitement came when it was revealed that Big Damo, Crazy Mary Dobson, Roderick Strong and Tommy End has also finally signed with the company.
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Strong has already been touted for a bright future, having already appeared on NXT alongside Austin Aries in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, while fans are also eager to see End in a WWE ring also.
It’s not just fans that are excited to see them in action, as independent superstar Ricochet has congratulated them both, and will certainly send WWE fans into overdrive with his latest hint at joining the company.
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Following their arrivals, Ricochet tweeted: “Congrats to the homies @roderickstrong and @tommyend. I’m sure I’ll be seeing ya sooner or later.”
The good news is that the former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion is open to eventually moving to the WWE in the future, revealing the news when he appeared on Stone Cold Steve Austin’s podcast earlier this year.
TEASING A DEBUT
The bad news is that we could still be waiting a little while.
He’s highlighted the fact that he wants to capture the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship before he makes a move to the WWE.
This probably won't hinder his chances, he's still at a great age and is a great talent, so even if the company does have to wait longer, he'll certainly be high on their radar.
Unless that target has changed, we shouldn’t expect him to be appearing on NXT anytime soon, but considering it’s the WWE, you can’t rule it out that he’ll appear on NXT in early 2017.
Lucha Underground also seems to be another stumbling block.
The contract with the organisation means he can’t compete anywhere else until the latest season comes to an end.
However, over there he competes under a mask as Prince Puma, which means the WWE should be fine in using Ricochet but not the Prince Puma character.
There are still so many variables in making this move finally happen, but that won’t stop him from teasing the WWE fans.
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