WWE is continuing to sign top independent stars.
It seems like every few weeks WWE has been announcing that they’ve signed a new talent from the independent wrestling scene. WWE recently announced the signings of names like former Ring of Honor World Champion Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, Bobby Fish, Donovan Dijak, Lio Rush and Shayna Baszler.
According to CageSide Seats, there's increasing talk that Ricochet is coming to WWE sooner rather than later. For some background on this exciting talent, he is currently wrestling for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW).
During his time with the promotion, he is a three-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion and a three-time NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champion and the winner of the 2014 Best of the Super Juniors and 2015 Super Jr. Tag Tournaments.
If he signs with WWE, then Ricochet will likely be placed in NXT, which Triple H overseas, once he signs with the sports entertainment company. In June 2012, WWE ceased operating Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), its developmental promotion in Tampa, Florida and began running all of its developmental events and operations at Full Sail University under the WWE NXT banner.
While its primary purpose is to serve as a developmental division for WWE, the promotion has come to be viewed by wrestling writers and fans as its own distinct entity as it serves as a third brand complementing Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live.
Originally holding its shows primarily in Orlando, Florida, the promotion expanded its reach as time has gone on having embarked on national and international tours, being praised for its high quality of wrestling, and good storylines.
He has also worked for other promotions such as the Japanese Dragon Gate promotion and its American branch Dragon Gate USA, where he is a former Open the Freedom Gate Champion, Open the Dream Gate, Open the Brave Gate, Open the Twin Gate, Open the Triangle Gate and Open the United Gate champion.
Some might not know that he wrestled as Prince Puma for Lucha Underground, where he was the inaugural and two-time Lucha Underground Champion. Ricochet also competes in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), where he won the 2014 and 2017 Battle of Los Angeles tournaments, and Chikara, where he mainly worked under a mask as Helios.
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