WWE is expected to welcome a new class of recruits training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida next month and it will reportedly include prominent names from the independent wrestling circuit.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer says that fans were correctly reading the signs from Ring of Honor (ROH) and New Japan tag team War Machine as Hanson and Raymond Rowe are in the process of signing with WWE. The big man duo waved to the crowd after their match at ROH’s television tapings this past Saturday indicating it was their last appearance for the promotion, and they’re finishing up with New Japan at Wrestle Kingdom 12 and New Year’s Dash on Jan. 4-5, 2018.
In a trivia note, Rowe recently got engaged to Sarah Logan.
PWInsider.com also corroborated the War Machine item, and added that Ricochet is set to be announced with NXT’s January class, along with Hanson and Rowe. The high flier has been itching to sign with a promotion on U.S. television for a while and will free of the LU contract which prohibited him from doing so next month. Impact Wrestling tried to secure his services, but this report backs up rumors he passed on their offer.
The PWInsider story also hints at other prominent independent talents in the next group heading to the Performance Center: “There are other names circulating as well as potentially being signed, including a very prominent female independent talent.“