Shane Strickland wrapping up with MLW, coming to NXT?
Former MLW Champion Shane Strickland will be finishing up with Major League Wrestling next month at their Miami TV taping double shot on Thursday 12/13 and Friday 12/14, PWInsider.com has confirmed.
There have been rumblings for some time that WWE has been interested in Strickland (aka Killshot on Lucha Underground) and the belief among those we have spoken with is that Strickland will start this January in the WWE NXT system. WWE is slated to announce a new class of signings that month.
MLW has been preparing for Strickland’s departure for some time and at one point, he was going to be written out of storylines following the MLW Wargames event over the summer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which is why the company booked him to be destroyed and carried out without being able to complete the match. Instead, Strickland turned at the Chicago tapings last week, playing an angry role where he has come out against the product MLW is producing and the fans who are supporting it. That turn and Strickland’s storylines will close out next month in Miami.
Strickland, also a former CZW Champion, has been a regular for WWE conduit EVOLVE Wrestling since this past August. He’s been competing since 2009 and has been one of the most in demand independent wrestlers of the last several years.