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Free Agency Round Up: Free agent signings so far and where the rest are rumored to go

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1.35K   //    12 Feb 2019, 09:19 IST

Kenny Omega answered everyone's questions about where he's wrestling in 2019 last week
Kenny Omega answered everyone's questions about where he's wrestling in 2019 last week

The rumours and speculation have finally turned into realities as several big names have made their decisions as to where they will be wrestling in 2019.

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As months go by, contracts for certain superstars expire. The likes of Kenny Omega, ACH, Shane Strickland and many others will join a new promotion or resign with their current one.

And since All Elite Wrestling is building its promotion from the ground up, several superstars have agreed to join the young company.

So as things currently sit at the moment, where have a lot of the top free agents gone? Who are some of the under-the-radar names that have joined various promotions?

Were there also superstars that we didn't even know were free agents? The following slide show won't list every single move, but a lot of the bigger signings made by WWE, ROH and All Elite Wrestling.

The last slide will also include some news regarding a few wrestlers and their current contractual situations.


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The global powerhouse didn't make huge signings but ones that have potential.
The global powerhouse didn't make huge signings but ones that have potential.

Trevor Lee, ACH and Sam Shaw all have experience in Impact while Karen Q and Rachel Ellering have had matches with NXT and the Mae Young Classic before.

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Jonah Rock and Elliott Sexton from Australia also signed with WWE. The signings were all announced on Monday as a part of the February class of Performance Center recruits. Ilya Drauginov was also signed for the NXT UK brand.

AJ Styles, Paige, Shinsuke Nakamura, the Usos and Dean Ambrose have contracts expiring in April, but Ambrose has already declared his intention to leave the WWE.

Styles and the Usos have been negotiating for new deals but nothing concrete has emerged from those discussions. The Hardys also have a deal that expires after WrestleMania, but apparently, have an option for a third year.

The brothers do have a link to the Young Bucks and would probably be scooped up by the new promotion if they chose not to resign with WWE.

Kushida finished up with New Japan Pro Wrestling and was rumored to be headed to WWE. Female superstars Viper and Kay Lee Ray, who both competed in the Mae Young Classic, are also rumored to be joining WWE as likely additions to NXT UK.

Shane Strickland was rumored to be headed to WWE, but issues with his Lucha Underground contract prevented him from doing so. As of mid-January, he is officially a free agent.

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