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10 top-tier names that could still sign with WWE in 2017

There is still plenty of great talent out there!

Top 5 / Top 10 24 Apr 2017, 00:48 IST
Kenny Omega would be an instant megastar in the WWE

For the past few years, there have been all sorts of rumours regarding possible big names heading to the WWE. While we have seen some phenomenal Superstars join the company, there is still plenty of top-notch, superior talent left in the wrestling world. Regardless of whether they are across the pond in one of the UK promotions or delivering 5-star quality matches for Pro Wrestling Guerilla, there are many talented wrestlers who have the talent to make an impact in WWE.

WrestleMania 33 was turned up to a whole new level when Matt and Jeff Hardy made their entrance and won the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships. When Cameron’s favourite sons returned home, it brought new hope that the tag team division would surge like it once did. 

There are a number of TNA’s top stars whose contracts expire at the end of the summer. With that said, some have already expressed that they have no desire to re-sign with the promotion. While some of them will likely wander off into the independent scene, there is a strong possibility that several could make a run for a WWE contract. If you consider this along with the many who are simply unsigned fee agents, WWE officials will have plenty of stock to evaluate by year’s end.

But who will be the chosen few to join the likes of Drew McIntyre and Kurt Angle? Who will make their long awaited trip back home and who will make their lifelong dream come true by signing a WWE contract?

After searching through the “rest” of the available talent, here's a look at 10 top stars that I believe could still make a surprising WWE debut in 2017.

#10  Carlito

He spits in the face of everything that isn't cool.

Not too long ago, it appeared that Carlito would be making a return to the WWE. However, both sides were unable to come to an agreement on contractual specifications, which ultimately resulted in a stalemate, so-to-speak. Since then, Carlito has openly expressed a desire to return to a WWE ring, alleging that he could not agree to their terms because of a financial fallout. Essentially, it all comes down to some of these guys feeling they are worth more than what the company is offering.

With this in mind, there are several factors to consider now, as far as why 2017 makes perfect sense for a Carlito return. One reason being his age. He turned 38 years old this past February, and while the company may be getting younger by the day, there is still plenty of work left for a 38-year-old veteran, especially one with the charisma Carlito has.

The other reason for a possible Carlito return would be family. Primo and Epico have undergone a plethora of gimmick changes, but now they are simply going back to their roots as “The Colons.” If WWE officials want to take a chance on creating a tropical stable, they could add Carlito to the mix as the group's leader. Will it work? Only one way to find out!

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