Trevor Lee is leaving Impact Wrestling and possibly headed to WWE.
According to a report by PWInsider’s Mike Johnson this morning, the former X Division Champion notified Impact Wrestling officials that he plans on leaving the company.
Lee worked his final matches for Impact at this week’s television tapings in Las Vegas, Nevada (with his final bout coming on Tuesday against Killer Kross). His contract expires on December 31.
Johnson confirmed with several sources that WWE officials are interested in signing Lee for NXT. WWE is slated to announce multiple signings in January, so he could join the WWE Performance Center then.
The son of Tracy Caddell, who was one of the founding members of OMEGA Championship Wrestling (the promotion that helped launch the careers of The Hardys and Shane Helms, among others), Lee has been a central figure in the North Carolina independent scene for years. He’s been wrestling since 2007 but is only 25 years old.
After being trained by Matt and Jeff Hardy, Lee wrestled for various independent promotions before breaking out with Pro Wrestling Guerrilla in 2014. He debuted with Impact in 2015 as part of the Global Force Wrestling invasion since he had been wrestling for Jeff Jarrett’s promotion. That opened the door for Lee to transition into an Impact regular.
Lee made his debut on the August 12, 2015, episode of Impact Wrestling, where he teamed with Brian Myers (aka Curt Hawkins) as part of Team GFW and lost to The Wolves (Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards). On the September 2 episode of Impact Wrestling, Lee and Myers defeated The Wolves in a rematch to win the World Tag Team Championship (with help from Sonjay Dutt). They lost the titles to The Wolves the following week. At Bound for Glory 2015, Lee and Myers had a rematch for the TNA World Tag Team Championship against The Wolves but were unsuccessful.
After a four-month hiatus; on the February 2, 2016, episode of Impact Wrestling, Lee defeated Tigre Uno to win the X Division Championship (with help from his new manager, Gregory Shane Helms). He would go on to win the title two more times.