WWE continues to reach out to former talent about returning to help fill out the rosters. As first reported earlier by Pro Wrestling Sheet, Jinder Mahal was one of the names that WWE has talked with. Multiple sources told us that MVP and Shelton Benjamin have agreed to a deal. We were also told that WWE has shown interest in Melina but, as of last word, no deal has been reached yet with her.
For those that have asked about Kurt Angle, he is not taking additional independent bookings this year. He is taking time to heal up from his knee issues and the feeling from his management is that he still expects for something to pan out with WWE next year.
In regards to the stories going around about Jeff Hardy, he is open to a return to WWE but he is still on the last year of his TNA contract. His contract expires on February 28, 2017 so that would, in theory, be perfect timing for a return during WrestleMania season.
One story making the rounds within WWE is that some of the names that they have reached out to have turned down WWE because they were offering low-level deals to some names. That’s the reason why Carlito turned down their initial offer to return last year.
All signings are not official until the standard medical exams are completed in Pittsburgh and the talent is being told to keep things quiet.