It’s as if Vince McMahon wants to have all of the top stars and the entire farm system as well. The empire he and Triple H are building has easily the best talent in all of the professional wrestling world. WWE went from a place where a handful of stars could wrestle a 5-star match to the land of the wrestlers, not the giants. Even the women are making their marks on history. Bayley and Sasha Banks already had a top-5 match in the WWE last year.
With AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Doc Gallows, and Karl Anderson joining the WWE, it only adds more pure wrestling talent to the pool of skill already on the roster. Mixed reports have come out in the last 24 hours that suggest where each man will go upon their arrival. As for Anderson and Gallows, the most-likely place for them is WWE NXT.
Recent developments have suggested that to be true, as Finn Balor, former-Bullet Club member in NJPW, tweeted two interesting pieces of information.
— Finn Bálor (@wwebalor) January 5, 2016
There’s always the possibility that Balor was told to tweet both of those pictures to stir the pot and make the WWE Universe think one thing, while another happens. Despite Balor’s history of social media and trolling the fans, the WWE is doing everything they can to tease the WWE Universe about the Bullet Club and Nakamura coming to the company.
Before we get into that, the Royal Rumble can’t be forgotten. On WWE Raw, Vince McMahon announced that Roman Reigns will defend his WWE World Heavyweight championship in the Royal Rumble match. That will mark the first time since 1992 that the title will be won in the Rumble match. A few options to win are Reigns, Triple H, Brock Lesnar, or John Cena.
However, according to Dave Meltzer and Wrestling Inc., a new WWE superstar could debut with the company in the Royal Rumble match.
Dave Meltzer indicated on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio that there areRoyal Rumble main event surprises planned and some of these names could appear in the match. Meltzer also noted that they have not officially signed yet, as Nakamura is still under contract to NJPW, although they are WWE bound.
Meltzer’s diligence paid off and nearly broke the story of the year. Like most stories similar to this, WWE fans are often critical of Meltzer’s source and why it hasn’t been announced by the WWE too. This time, the WWE decided to join in on the fun and tease the WWE fans themselves.
The sports-entertainment world has been buzzing this week with speculation that WWE has signed four massive international Superstars.
Numerous media outlets reported Monday that AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Karl Anderson and Luke “Doc” Gallows — most recently of New Japan Pro Wrestling — are in negotiations to compete under the WWE banner.
The office of WWE COO and EVP of Talent Relations Triple H declined to comment on the rumors for WWE.com.
This was another brilliant move by WWE officials to help add more fuel to the fire about the four big signees from New Japan Pro Wrestling. It’s no secret that Ring of Honor deleted all of AJ Styles’ advertisements with the company. He bowed to the NJPW fans after his last appearance today because he knew that was his last match.
As for Nakamura, Gallows and Anderson, they could be in WWE sooner, rather than later. However, when the Royal Rumble match hits no. 30, the WWE may be seeing AJ Styles before February comes around.
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