If you’ve followed the world’s great indie wrestling talent then you have to know about Ricochet. The man known as Prince Puma in Lucha Underground is no longer bound to their contract and now all he needs to do is wait out a very short time before he is free to appear on another company’s television program.
Ricochet is currently the PWG Champion and with stories going around that he’s close to signing with WWE, some loyal PWG fans might already be suffering separation anxiety.
One fan asked Ricochet, “Would love to see Ricochet’s last show in PWG named “Bye Bye Lil’ Sebastian” or “Long Live the Chief” …has to be something special.” To which Ricochet commented that he intends on remaining the PWG Champion for a very long time, therefore, he wonders why people are talking about a “last show” with the promotion.
For what it’s worth, Ricochet has been telling promoters that he can’t take any dates after January 2018 and his Lucha Underground no-compete clause expires on January 15th. Therefore he would be free to talk to WWE anytime after January 16th, 2018.
— The One And Only! (@KingRicochet) December 5, 2017
Ricochet isn’t the only one throwing hints out there that 2018 might not be as predictable as some fans might think either. Becuase Ricochet’s significant other Tessa Blanchard who received a really good look from WWE during the Mae Young Classic (and some have assumed would be making a jump to WWE sooner than later) recently announced that she was now accepting dates for 2018.
Dave Meltzer noted in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that word going around the last set of Shimmer tapings said that would be the last show Blanchard would work for the company. Although she apparently didn’t say anything about why it is interesting to note that she isn’t scheduled to try and recapture the Remix Fury Championship from Britt Baker in April which would have been a logical move unless she had something else planned. Then again, you never know the exact reason behind any booking decisions.
But since she is taking dates in 2018 this likely means WWE hasn’t offered her anything just yet.
It’s very interesting and we’ll just have to see what’s going on with these two. But whatever happens, it could be pretty special.
— Tessa Blanchard (@Tess_Blanchard) December 1, 2017
— The One And Only! (@KingRicochet) December 1, 2017
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