The WWE has once again captured yet another Indy star under contract. First, it was KENTA who signed a deal with WWE deal a few weeks ago. Then, a rumor began that Ring of Honor legend Kevin Steen could be heading to World Wrestling Entertainment. Today’s announcement brings happiness and glee that will excite the WWE Universe in a way that isn’t seen too often.
WWE announced on their website that Fegal “Prince” Devitt has officially signed a contract and will report to NXT today.
“This is something I’ve been looking forward to since I was maybe four or five years old,” Devitt told WWE.com last week while preparing for the trip in his home country of Ireland. “I grew up watching wrestling my whole life, so to get the chance to step in the ring that I’ve watched on TV so many times is a dream come true.
Devitt rose to stardom by competing in New Japan Pro Wrestling, as well as spending some time in Mexico to hone his craft. One calling-card of his fame is the array of outfits he wears to the ring. Devitt tweeted about the signing today.
— Prince Devitt (@fergaldevitt) July 28, 2014
In a story by Viral Comics, Devitt has painted himself as villains and superheroes to interact with the crowd. One example was the famous villain Venom, which can be seen in the Spider-Man comic series. He literally takes WWE legend Sting’s face paint to a whole new level. Some NXT superstars are familiar with Devitt and his work with Japan. Adrian Neville, who wrestled under the name Pac, worked with Devitt, as did Becky Lynch.
One man who Devitt never got to face was Sami Zayn. He said, “We kinda missed each other, played crisscross, but never had a chance to lock up on the independent circuit, so that’d be something I’d really look forward to.” One fan put it bluntly on Twitter by recognizing that, one day, NXT could be much better than even Smackdown.
An NXT Special with Zayn, Neville, Kidd, Breeze, Steen, Devitt, and Kenta could draw higher ratings on network than Smackdown on TV.
— The Beav (@ESPNMichaelsJr) July 28, 2014
He is absolutely right by saying that and the show’s production will follow the wrestling ability. At the moment, Steen still isn’t officially signed. It may be inevitable at this point, but nothing is set in stone.
Devitt already realizes the territory he is approaching within the WWE. When WWE.com asked him about his goals within the organization, he seemed to have his sights set on one man. “The target would be John Cena, because if you’re wrestling John Cena, you’re in the main event.” One day, Prince Devitt will be WWE champion and that’s a guarantee.
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