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Ricochet on signing with WWE: ‘I've already made my decision’

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Rumors point to Ricochet, who when he’s not setting the internet on fire with Will Ospreay in Japan can be seen wrestling under a hood as Prince Puma in Lucha Underground, having decided to not re-sign with the El Rey Network show when his contract ends with their third season.

LU made a big pitch to get their first champion to stay in the Temple, and given the way his initial contract with them was worded, it’s reported he’ll have to wait until their next 40 episodes have aired before he can work with another company who has a U.S. television deal.

But as a guest on Jim Ross’ The Ross Report podcast recently (thanks to Wrestling Inc for transcription), Ricochet pretty much, kind of/sort of confirms his next move:

Of course, I mean, I would love to [perform in WWE]. Even all the people that I know that have been there, they always tell me, ‘you've got to at least experience it once”. But they tell me “you've got to go there and experience it at least once - whether you like it or not, it's up to you, but you've got to go there and you've got to experience it once.”

And, of course, I would love to go there one day. So hopefully, all my ducks get in line and get in order and I can make it happen, but, I mean, of course, I would love to, but right now, I'm still just kind of doing my thing, doing the New Japan thing, I still [have] got the Lucha [Underground] going on right now. But, of course, one day, I'd really, really, really enjoy to be there one day.

I've got some decisions to make right now. I mean, like, right now, I'm in a position where decisions are needing to be made, so it's actually something that [has] been on my mind here recently. I think I've already made my decision, which one I want to do, if that gives you some suspense, I guess. I think I've already made my mind up, like, which one I want to do. Definitely between now and 2017 some decisions are going to have to be made and stuff's going to have to happen, so I'm just hoping for the best.

That “all the people that I know that have been there” includes his roomate Apollo Crews and his girlfriend Tessa Blanchard - combined with reports he turned Lucha Underground down - makes his path seem pretty clear, even if Ricochet is doing his best to build “suspense”.

We’ll get more clues whenever LU starts filming season four, itself rumored to start this Fall or early Winter, and of course as we see what Prince Puma’s fate is in season three, which starts on Sept. 7.

Do you think we’ll see Ricochet in WWE in 2017? Is that the right move for him?

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