From the WWE rumor mill: Rockstar Spud to sign with the WWE
What's the story?
Mike Johnson of PWInsider is reporting that former Impact Wrestling star Rockstar Spud will sign with the WWE. The intent is to put him in the Cruiserweight Division and appear on Monday Night Raw and 205 Live.
In case you didn't know...
Rockstar Spud is 34 years old and was born in Birmingham in the United Kingdom. He started wrestling professionally in 2001, including a six-year stint in International Pro Wrestling in the UK before appearing on the 2013 edition of Impact Wrestling's reality competition British Boot Camp; which he won.
The heart of the matter...
According to Johnson, the WWE will make the signing official once Rockstar Spud completes the proper visa paperwork. Spud joins Hideo Itami this week as those rumoured to join the Cruiserweight Division, and the expectation is to debut Itami sometime after Survivor Series.
During his time in Impact Wrestling from 2013-2017, Rockstar Spud was a two-time Impact X Division Champion and won the 2015 TNA World Cup with Jeff Hardy, Gunner, Gail Kim, Davey Richards, and Crazzy Steve.
After Anthem purchased Impact Wrestling, Spud wasn't used much. He would be the "manservant" to Aron Rex (Damien Sandow) and then become a ring announcer when Rex left the company. On October 30th, Spud was officially released from Impact Wrestling.
Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for the latest updates on the signing of Rockstar Spud. Based on Mike Johnson's report, it could happen any day now.
Rockstar Spud is great on the mic and in the ring, so he'll make a great addition to the Cruiserweight Division. There are several matches I'd already love to see Spud compete in with the likes of Cedric Alexander, Jack Gallagher, and Brian Kendrick to name a few.
It's unknown whether he'll be a babyface or heel, but he can work either role well. He made a great heel when he was with Ethan Carter III then turned into a great babyface when feuding with them.
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