WWE News: Ring of Honor champion teases move to WWE
What’s the story?
Ring of Honor superstar Silas Young has confirmed that his contract with the promotion has expired and teased a potential move to WWE. Young did the same through a tweet as you can see below.
In case you did not know…
Silas Young has been a mainstay at Ring of Honor for more than a decade. In his journey with Ring of Honor, he appeared a few times for WWE as well. His first appearance for WWE came back in 2007 when he lost to Val Venis on Heat, and the following day he lost to The Miz.
These defeats earned him a developmental deal with WWE and Young was eventually sent to OVW. However, he was released from WWE when the promotion ended their affiliation with OVW. Young returned to WWE for one more appearance in 2010 when he faced Luke Gallows in a losing effort.
The heart of the matter
The ROH World Television Champion tweeted out that he is a free agent. Young went on to say that he is in Florida right now and teased a move to WWE by adding the following statement in his tweet.
“If only there was something else to do in the Orlando area”
It should be noted that the WWE Performance Centre is located in Orlando, Florida.
As mentioned, Young is currently holding the ROH World Television Championship. He won the championship back in December when he defeated Kenny King, Punishment Martinez and Shane Taylor in a fatal-four-way match.
If he is not moving to WWE in the near future, we can expect Young to defend his title in one of the upcoming Ring of Honor shows.
The tweet from Young should be taken with a pinch of salt. While he does indicate a possible move to WWE, it could be a negotiation tactic to get a better deal from Ring of Honor.
As he is currently holding a prestigious championship, Ring of Honor would be looking to retain him. At the same time, WWE has recruited quite a few Ring of Honor wrestlers lately and Young could join that list.