WWE continues to sign some of the best independent wrestlers in the world. This year they’ve signed names like Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish, Shayna Baszler, Kairi Sane, and Lio Rush among others. This may be the most stacked roster in history between Raw, Smackdown, NXT, UK wrestlers, and the Performance Center trainees under contract and one would think that they would slow down on new signings, especially since they have slowed down on releasing wrestlers compared to previous years. It doesn’t look like they are slowing down because there’s another free agent on their radar.
The next major independent wrestler expected to sign with WWE is Fred Yehi, according to the latest Wrestling Observer newsletter. Yehi began his wrestling career in 2012 and made his debut at Evolve 51 in a losing effort against current WWE NXT star Lio Rush.
He made his debut for Full Impact Pro in 2016 and later defeated Caleb Konley to win the FIP World Heavyweight Championship. Yehi is also a former Evolve Tag Team Champion, Anarchy Wrestling Tag Team Champion, and the former No Limits Champion at Peachstate Wrestling Alliance.
When he signs (pending standard medicals) with WWE then he’ll likely start in NXT. The current NXT TV tapings take them up until Takeover: War Games in November so we would likely see him on TV sometime after in late November or early December.
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