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15 Soon-To-Be Free Agents WWE Will Sign (And 5 They Have No Interest In)

Regardless of the rising reputation of promotions like New Japan Professional Wrestling, Ring of Honor, Progress, Influence and others, WWE continues to be the highest recreation on the town, and in terms of wrestlers, most of them would completely like to work with them. Sadly, not everyone seems to be made for WWE, and it will result in some guys having nice careers in Japan or everywhere in the world with out ever coming to the corporate. In the present day we’re going to look to the longer term, and each side of this coin.

**Spoiler Alert: No members of The Elite discover themselves on this record, as a result of WWE do have curiosity in them, nevertheless it’s of their greatest curiosity to maintain artistic management and be the performers that they’re. Particularly with the rumors of an impending promotion shared by The Bucks and Chris Jericho.**

So, sit again and skim alongside as we check out 15 performers who will signal with the WWE as soon as their contract permits them, and 5 that the corporate simply aren’t taken with working with.

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20 Signal – Jonah Rock

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The wrestling scene in Australia is at present heating up, and that cost isn’t solely being led by the Aussies in WWE, however the trio taking up PWG. That group is led by the King of Monsters, Jonah Rock. Rock is an absolute monster, however he has the potential of flying round with smaller guys, and in case you’ve seen any of his work in PWG, you recognize that he would  not solely be good for NXT,  he can be a star inside WWE. Different Aussie performers like Robbie Eagles are opting to go together with New Japan Professional Wrestling, and that’s a route that Rock might undoubtedly take, however with WWE having the most important platform, it is sensible that Jonah indicators to NXT within the close to future.

19 Signal – Jay Deadly

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This growth period of unbiased wrestling was constructed on the backs of individuals like CM Punk, Samoa Joe, AJ Types, Austin Aries, Kevin Steen and so many extra. Nevertheless, one wrestler that all the time will get ignored is Jay Deadly, who is actually probably the greatest wrestlers on the earth at this time. He’s presently reigning because the ROH World Champion, so he’s in nice standing, however to make an impression in wrestling, it’s essential be in WWE, and it’s time for him to have a run on the most important stage. We’ve seen this transfer repay for AJ Types and others, who spent years on the indies earlier than making it to WWE, and when Deadly’s ROH deal is up, anticipate him to comply with go well with.

18 Signal – Jeff Cobb

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If there’s one factor that Vince McMahon loves in a Celebrity, it’s legitimacy, and few on the unbiased scene are extra professional than ROH TV Champion Jeff Cobb. Cobb is a former Olympian in novice wrestling, and together with his in depth historical past in wrestling throughout the globe, he can be an ideal match for WWE. Don’t begin clamoring for a ‘Chozen Bros’ reunion too quickly, although, as Cobb lately signed a two-year cope with ROH, however as soon as that’s up, WWE can be clever to signal him and strap a rocket to him, as he has all of the makings of a WWE Champion at some point.

17 No curiosity – Flip Gordon

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Flip Gordon goes to be an enormous star within the wrestling enterprise at some point, if he’s not there already. Nevertheless, he’s not as polished as the opposite performers on this listing, and till he can show that he’s extra than simply flips, WWE gained’t have an interest. They might all the time attempt to signal him to a small deal in NXT to develop him into an all-round performer, however that course of can be a lot simpler on the unbiased scene, in order that’s the place he’ll keep. Together with his appearances on Being the Elite, it’s clear that he’s already enhancing. At some point, he is perhaps a star on the large stage. For now, he’s not prepared for that.

16 Signal – Adam Brooks

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WWE continues to advertise how it’s a really worldwide firm, and with the expertise they’ve from Australia already, there’s undoubtedly a want for extra, and Adam Brooks is ideal. He’s the protégé of Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy, however The Unfastened Ledge blends Murphy’s fashion with implausible charisma and character work. He’s not good, so he’d undoubtedly have to undergo NXT, however Brooks has been tearing it up everywhere in the world in the previous few years, and it’s about time he adopted his mentor to the WWE.

15 Signal – Walter

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WWE is all about showmanship and charisma, and whereas Walter doesn’t have a lot of that within the conventional WWE sense, he has a tremendous aura, presence, and unbelievable in-ring work. He can be good to hitch the ranks of NXT. When you ask anybody who has stepped within the ring with Walter, they may inform you that his chops and work is a few of the hardest within the enterprise, and bringing that legitimacy to NXT to hitch fellow Ring Kampf member Marcel Barthel is within the playing cards. The Ring Common has been tearing it up everywhere in the world for years now, and whereas ROH/New Japan is an choice, NXT or NXT UK is the most effective place for him to be, as he has loads of potential as a megastar within the firm.

14 Signal – Brian Cage

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Whenever you consider a prime WWE star, Brian Cage matches each single class conceivable, however for some purpose, they let him go from developmental a decade in the past. Nevertheless, he has gone on to have a incredible profession on the independents. He’s now with Impression, reigning as their X-Division Champion, however when that contract is up, WWE can be silly to not supply him a contract. It’s protected to say WWE followers don’t need one other Brock Lesnar, however Cage is about as shut a comparability to Lesnar as there has ever been, and in the event that they needed to thrust him proper onto the primary roster, he can be a star in completely no time.

13 No curiosity – Sami Callihan

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The unbiased scene is at present filled with all kinds of expertise, however there’s arguably no heel higher on the planet proper now than Sami Callihan, who was as soon as beneath WWE contract. In NXT, he labored as Solomon Crowe, however he felt like he was being held down, so returned to the unbiased scene. After his work just lately in Influence, it’s protected to say that neither aspect is concerned with a reunion. As a member of oVe (Ohio vs. Everybody, with Dave and Jake Crist), Callihan has been concerned in a number of the greatest tales and matches in all of wrestling. It is protected to say that he’s completely happy on the independents, which is sweet sufficient for everybody.

12 Signal – Aussie Open

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The U.Okay. has been scorching for a number of years now, and it’s drawn expertise from everywhere in the world. The most well liked worldwide expertise within the U.Okay. are arguably Aussie Open, the workforce of Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis, the present Progress Tag Staff Champions. It took them fairly some time to get going as a tag group, however they’re now implausible, perfecting the athletic/huge man mixture, and their distinctive look provides them a lot potential. Whether or not it’s NXT or NXT UK, it’s solely a matter of time till they’re competing on a world stage, as a result of these two really have the potential to be Tag Group Champions in whichever promotion or on no matter model they please.

11 Signal – Pentagon Jr.

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Lucha Underground has been a revolutionary new present within the wrestling enterprise, and the most important star to emerge from that’s Pentagon, who man who has now competed on loads of massive levels in wrestling, together with Influence and All In. Although WWE isn’t as graphic because it was, somebody like Pentagon Jr. could possibly be simply the breath of recent air that the corporate wants. Positive, he can be an ideal slot in New Japan together with his robust fashion, however WWE is reportedly able to throw huge cash at him, so he’ll be with the corporate as quickly as his Lucha Underground contract is up.

10 No Curiosity – Alberto El Patron

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Typically, regardless of placing all the trouble on the planet right into a performer, the WWE Universe simply doesn’t latch on like administration expects, and that’s the case with Alberto Del Rio, who was meant to be an enormous star within the WWE. His preliminary heel run was incredible, however as soon as they turned him babyface, his profession in WWE by no means recovered. Including that to a number of incidents backstage, they needed to let him go. He returned as soon as once more, nevertheless it was extremely underwhelming, and Patron/Del Rio hasn’t made any good headlines since. With all of the expertise the WWE has on its roster now, it’s simply greatest to keep away from him.

9 Signal – Bandido

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WWE has been making an attempt to switch Rey Mysterio for fairly a while now, and whereas they’ve obtained many masked luchadors already (in addition to Andrade “Cien” Almas), Bandido is the perfect candidate but. He’s solely simply begun to make his mark on promotions in America, working for the likes of PWG, Progress and others (All In included), and it’s now rumored that the WWE are wanting to supply him an enormous contract. There’s nonetheless a lot for him to do on the unbiased scene, however Bandido is among the most revolutionary wrestlers that we’ve seen in years, and it is sensible for him to go to the WWE very quickly.

eight Signal – Elliot Sexton

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Being The Elite is a YouTube collection that has catapulted the forged to absolute superstardom, however loads of different wrestlers are utilizing that platform to construct their resume, and one of the best and most missed of these is Trophy Life by Elliot Sexton. He typically exhibits that he not solely has the look and the in-ring capability to be a big-time star, however he has the creativity and the charisma too, and this could make the WWE take observe. As we’ve famous, the wrestling scene in Australia continues to enhance, and Sexton is probably the nations largest star. Additionally, and together with his companion already in NXT, it looks like a matter of when, not if.

7 Signal – Moose

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All through the years, wrestlers have come from many various sports activities, and there’s no scarcity of former MMA or soccer guys on the earth as we speak. The most effective instance on the independents proper now’s Influence Wrestling’s Moose. He was with ROH for fairly a while, and together with his catchy chant, his look and spectacular athleticism, he turned a star, and now, it’s about time WWE goes to convey him in. NXT is presently loaded with unimaginable expertise, so it might not occur for an additional yr or so, however when they’re prepared, they will make Moose the star that he’s been in each promotion he’s labored with up to now.

6 No Curiosity – Austin Aries

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Austin Aries is likely one of the greatest skilled wrestlers on the earth at present, and he’s been superb audiences all around the globe for over a decade now, however his angle and ego will maintain him again from turning into all he might be. It was nice to see him comply with within the footsteps of Cody and Neville by betting on himself, however since leaving, he’s confirmed that his ego nonetheless can’t be managed and that it’s getting in the best way of excellent enterprise. If WWE had one thing creatively for PAC and Cody, they’d undoubtedly be open to bringing them again, however Aries is one other story altogether, and it appears he’ll by no means be a prime man in any huge wrestling firm once more.

5 Signal – Tessa Blanchard

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After Evolution, Ladies’s wrestling is at an all-time excessive, and with the Mae Younger Basic’s second version, WWE continues to shine a light-weight on ladies outdoors of the corporate, and there a lot extra expertise on the market. The perfect of that lot proper now’s Influence Ladies’s Champion and third-generation star, Tessa Blanchard, who appeared within the first Mae Younger Basic in a dropping effort to Kairi Sane. She has signed a multi-year cope with Influence, so it is going to be some time earlier than we see her again within the WWE, however by that point, she’ll be in her prime, and able to make a mark as the most effective feminine wrestlers in historical past.

four Signal – Mark Haskins

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The U.Okay. is filled with unimaginable wrestlers making it massive within the WWE or New Japan Professional Wrestling, however one which goes criminally underrated is Mark Haskins, who has all the talents to be a big-time star. Positive, he has a historical past of neck issues, to the purpose the place he needed to relinquish his Progress Championship two years in the past, however Haskins is an intense performer who would match proper in with NXT. This has been coming for fairly a while, and Haskins works very onerous and deserves this chance. Whereas he won’t be an enormous star on the primary roster because of his measurement, he can be nice in NXT and probably, 205 Reside.

three Signal – Jordynne Grace

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We’ve talked about Tessa Blanchard who’s already a star after her look in WWE and All In, however one future star that everybody is speaking about is Jordynne Grace, who must be on everybody’s radar. Grace has been wrestling for a number of years now, however it’s solely lately that she’s begun to select up steam, wrestling for Progress, All In and now Influence. It appears solely a matter of time till she’s thought-about a worldwide star. She will throw individuals round with ease and has the character and the charisma to again it up, and the WWE can be silly to not throw some huge cash in her path, which they’ll do in due time.

2 No curiosity – Joey Janela

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Relating to wrestling, you’ll be able to take a look at a number of various factors that makes somebody a star, however some individuals simply have that plain X-factor, and that completely describes the Dangerous Boy, Joey Janela. He stole the present alongside Hangman Web page at All In, and though he is called a D-Match specialist, he can undoubtedly go within the ring. Nonetheless, that doesn’t imply WWE might be . Janela probably gained’t have an interest both, as he has all the liberty on the earth on the unbiased scene. In Ring of Honor, PWG, and Impression round, he could make a terrific dwelling away from the WWE, and he’ll want too.

1 Signal – Dalton Citadel

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Ring of Honor has traditionally been constructed round unimaginable wrestling and unparalleled athleticism, however as that turns into the norm around the globe, the corporate has needed to adapt, and that’s very evident within the likes of The Get together Peacock, Dalton Citadel. He has remained loyal to the corporate that gave him an opportunity, however the pomp and circumstance that accompany his incredible wrestling means are simply too good for WWE for them to not make that connection. There have been many comparisons to The Velveteen Dream, and rightfully so, however Citadel is one other beast altogether, and if the WWE let him be him, he will probably be a megastar.

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