The pro wrestling signing market is hotter than ever. The addition of All Elite Wrestling (AEW) to the scene has WWE, New Japan, Ring of Honor and MLW making moves, and giving scripted fighting a more happening scene than the NBA with their impending trade deadline or MLB’s offseason.
Even without that, there’s always anticipation for the arrival of a new WWE signing class. And while we don’t have official confirmation from the company just yet, a few reports are coming together to give us an idea of who’s in the group next reporting to the Orlando Performance Center.
According to Wrestling Inc., former Impact X-Division champ Trevor Lee, Ring of Honor & Evolve veteran ACH, Mae Young Classic entrants Rachael Ellering & Karen Q, and TNA-ex Samuel Shaw will be the big names in the next class. Jonah Rock, Elliot Sexton and Nick Comoroto are also expected to be announced next month. And Canada’s Internation Wrestling Syndicate seemingly confirmed that 3.0’s Scott Parker & Shane Matthews are in, too:
Well the cats out of the bag!— IWS (@IWSHardcore) January 22, 2019
IWS pro wrestling would like to congratulate former IWS tag team, canadian and world champions and IWS dojo trainers Big Magic and Scott Parker on signing with NXT . Tear the house down boys !!!
Were so proud of you !!! pic.twitter.com/BAXqnVJAjO
Noticeably missing is Shane Strickland, who’s been rumored to be on the way for a while.
We’ll see what happens with Swerve. In the meantime, thoughts on the rumored February class?