WWE Loaning Top Stars To Indy Promotions

4 years ago by Wrestle Talk

WWE Loaning Top Stars To Indy Promotions

Two announcements have created further intrigue over the relationship between WWE and its indy partner promotions.

Earlier today, Fight Club: PRO, which is co-owned and operated by NXT UK star Trent Seven. The British group announced that 205 Live star and former WWE Cruiserweight champion Akira Tozawa would be wrestling on their Project Tokyo event on January 7 at Korakuen Hall in Japan.

205 Live GM and former FCP competitor Drake Maverick confirmed the news from WWE‘s side on Twitter:


This comes just a few weeks after WWE pulled several talents from the show due to the rule that NXT UK wrestlers cannot work anywhere else in the week prior to tapings, due to previous issues with wrestlers turning up injured.

This follows the news announced at EVOLVE 117 last night that WWE is loaning the promotion NXT superstar Johnny Gargano for a pair of events in New York on January 18 and 19.

Gargano, who lasted wrestled for EVOLVE in mid-2016 and was the top act in the group, tweeted:

So for all the talk that WWE is increasingly restricting the availability of its talent to work elsewhere (which it is within its rights to do), there are clearly still occasions where the promotion is happy to loan out its stars to partner groups worldwide.

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