Shane Strickland is one of independent wrestling’s hottest stars, having won championships in virtually every notable promotion in the United States, and he may be headed to WWE as soon as possible — just not as soon as some may like.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the Major League Wrestling star is “almost surely winding up in WWE” as there has been interest from both sides. He even has an “out” in his contract with MLW that would allow him to sign with WWE.
Right now the thing keeping a deal from being signed is that Strickland is still currently under contract with Lucha Underground, where he is a two-time Trios Champion. Ricochet was in a similar situation where he had to wait out his contract before signing, he was just written off the show at the end of the season three so he had a head start.