WWE are reportedly internally discussing two new potential signees.
Since news of WWE’s sale to UFC’s parent company Endeavor became official in early April, multiple reports have stated that the company are currently in the midst of a hiring freeze, putting many planned signings on ice, notably including the likes of Jay White, who ultimately ended up signing for AEW.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has now provided an update on two possible signings that those within WWE are discussing internally, first noting that Richard Holliday’s inspiring story of beating cancer has made him an attractive prospect, before once again confirming WWE’s interest in bringing in former NEVER Openweight Champion Tama Tonga into the company.
“I don’t know if they will be signed but there has been talk internally in WWE of late about Richard Holliday because of the story of his beating cancer and in Tama Tonga, who there has been talk about for some time.”– Dave Meltzer
Richard Holliday, 30, announced in December of last year that he’d been diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma in September before revealing in May of this year that he was in remission to the delight of fans. The former MLW World Tag Team Champion now finds himself back in the ring and is set to make his GCW debut on July 8th.
Tama Tonga has been rumoured to have been of interest to WWE for some time now and is believed to have been one of the names who fell victim to the aforementioned hiring freeze. Tonga recently dropped the NEVER Openweight Championship to David Finlay at NJPW Wrestling Dontaku, and with recent reports revealing that that GOD member is a free agent, it may not be long before he makes his way to WWE.
As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on WWE’s interest in both Richard Holliday and Tama Tonga as soon as we hear more.