From the Indie Rumour Mill: Ricochet reportedly turns down Impact Wrestling deal
What's the story?
It's been a whirlwind week of news surrounding the future of top independent wrestler Ricochet, with us reporting that it looks like he'll be joining WWE for the Royal Rumble and then new reports suggesting that he was in talks with Impact Wrestling. So what exactly is going on?
In case you didn't know...
Ricochet, also known as Prince Puma from his stint in Lucha Underground has wrapped up his obligations with NJPW and Lucha Underground, meaning that there's now intense speculation about what his next move in the wrestling business will be. The prevailing consensus is that he is heading towards WWE.
The heart of the matter
It seems that Ricochet was in talks with Impact, putting a potential bump in the road in his journey towards the WWE as their rival wrestling company looked keen to beat them to the post. However, new reports from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Cageside Seats) suggest that the WWE dream is still very much alive
The Observer says Anthem officials denied they have a deal with Blanchard, and their sources say Ricochet turned Impact down.
If these reports are to be believed, Ricochet has turned down Impact Wrestling, which leaves him with one of two places to go, either Ring of Honor or WWE
With Impact out of the way, it seems more clear than ever that Trevor Mann (aka Ricochet) will be heading towards the WWE. His no-compete contract with Lucha Underground expires in February which is when I think we can expect to see this high-flying talent debut.
When I saw the news that Ricochet was in negotiations with Impact my heart leapt into my mouth a little bit as I've been getting more and more excited about seeing him in the WWE. Hopefully, I'm not getting my hopes up just for it not to happen.
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