World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) pursuit of first-ever Lucha Underground champion Ricochet (Prince Puma) seems to have gained steam over the last couple of days. The top indie star may very well turn out for the American wrestling promotion if everything falls into place.
Ricochet finishes his current three-year contract with Lucha Underground which allows him to move out of the promotion after the third season. The season three tapings for the wrestling show ends mid-May.
However, Prince Puma will not be able to join WWE directly after the end of his contract owing to a clause. The realistic date for him to feature for the Vince McMahon owned wrestling promotion would be early 2017.
According to rumors, it has also been reported that Ricochet is not taking any bookings from Indie promoters after June this year. However, owing to his non-compete clause for other promotions during his time with Lucha Underground, WWE may not be his immediate next move, as reported by The Wrestling Observer.
There could be a way around for Ricochet which could allow him to join WWE before 2017. His clause states that he may not compete for another promotion. However, he could easily turn up for them and build a match for next year.
WWE is planning for a Global Cruiserweight Series which begins taping in June and Prince Puma might be a major part of that later this year or early next year. The company is also scouting 5 other Mexican talents whom they want to cast in the series, as reported by wrestlezone.com.
Meanwhile, Ricochet and Matt Sydal dropped their IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship to Roppongi Vice at the NJPW Invasion Attack. This may also provide a major hint that Prince Puma is heading to USA.
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