WWE interested in signing top indy star Ricochet

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Ever since the formation of NXT - well, the current incarnation of it rather than the reality show - the WWE have been sweeping up top indy talents left, right and centre.

From Kevin Steen and El Generico to Pac and Uhaa Nation, NXT have done an incredible job of taking talented independent wrestlers and turning them into WWE-style sports entertainers able to perform in front of a new crowd, bigger than they've ever seen before.

Well, now the WWE may have found their newest indy darling to snap up, Ricochet.


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2017 Wait

Ricochet, known as Prince Puma in Lucha Underground, has apparently come to the end of his contract with the Los Angeles-based promotion and Triple H an co. are sniffing around.

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Ricochet is not yet moving to the WWE Performance Center, however, because he still has a deal with New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Meltzer stated that Ricochet contractually can't make the move right away. He is taking independent bookings through the fall, but is not taking them in the winter as he will be with NJPW.

"As for ending up in WWE, Melter said that it's "a ways away," but that he'll probably end up in WWE in 2017," Wrestling Inc stated.

Exceptional Talent

While the WWE will have to bide their time before landing the talented 27-year-old, he is well worth the wait. His matches never fail to impress and he boasts one of the best high-flying styles in the world.

He has previously wrestled for Chikara, Dragon Gate, Evolve, and PWG. He won the Battle of Los Angeles in 2014 and the 2014 Best of the Super Juniors winner in NJPW. PWI ranked him as the 16th best wrestler in the world in 2015.

You can check out one of the American superstars matches below.

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