Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), WWE's developmental promotion, has been under the microscope in the past week. To catch yourself up on the scuttlebutt, read the following pieces:
- Report: WWE is shutting down developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling
- As the development turns: Florida Championship Wrestling not getting the axe after all?
- WWE refutes reports on FCW shutting down, takes shot at 'unreliable news sources' and 'dirt sheets'
- Is Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) shutting down and what's to come of WWE's developmental system?
- FCW schedules TV tapings through May, WWE starts Twitter list for developmental promotion's talent
Whether the Tampa-based promotion will be up and running in the next few months is unknown. There's already so many rumors swirling around about FCW's future but The Wrestling Observer has one more.
It seems WWE has its eye on some of the FCW talent and they could be showing up on TV soon after the WrestleMania season. Husky Harris -- a second season NXT competitor who was part of the Nexus stable during the closing months of 2010 and leading into 2011 -- may be getting a second crack at the big stage. He hasn't been seen on TV in over a year after getting unceremoniously punted in the skull by Randy Orton.
In addition to Harris, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Damien Sandow have popped up as possible candidates for a promotion. Rollins, the current Florida Heavyweight Champion, is a Ring of Honor (ROH) veteran while Ambrose made a name for himself in Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) and Dragon Gate USA (DGUSA). Sandow actually wrestled for WWE under the name Idol Stevens a few years back but was released. He signed a new deal nearly two years and has made good on his second chance.
But it's not just men who are catching WWE's eye as there's one Diva with a famous father who has been impressing officials as well. Eddie Guerrero's daughter -- and current FCW Divas Champion and FCW Queen -- has been wrestling in Florida as Raquel Diaz for about a year and a half and has the reputation of being a hard worker while also being eager to listen and learn.
Beyond the exciting news that WWE might get some new blood, there's a secondary bit of information which should delight you Cagesiders. It seems no one will get the call up until a proper storyline is in place for them.
What do you think of this batch, Cagesiders? Eager to see them on Raw or Smackdown? Any other FCW talent you'd like to see make the jump?