WWE continues to recruit more superstars from different promotions across the world, and it looks like they have their eyes set on a former Ring of Honor Champion.
According to the Wrestling Obsever Newsletter, WWE is interested in signing Dalton Castle, who is set to face Matt Taven at Friday's Final Battle show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
The 32-year-old Castle has been mentioned as a possible WWE signing over the past year, but nothing has come to fruition yet. If Triple H were to sign Castle, it would be one of the biggest marquee additions in the WWE's history.
"The Party Peacock" held the ROH Championship for 197 days, beginning the reign last year when he defeated Cody Rhodes at the Final Battle pay-per-view. Castle would drop it to Jay Lethal this past June, after dealing with back injuries which limited his performance in the ring.
Castle debuted for Ring of Honor in May of 2013, and he quickly shot up the rankings as one of their top superstars. Castle also won the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championships with his twin sidekicks. Castle made brief appearances for TNA in 2015.
WWE has signed a handful of big names in the past few months, including former Impact Wrestling legend EC3, TNA Knockout Champion Mia Yim and ROH superstar Punishment Martinez. They also brought back Cruiserweight legend and future Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio, who now competes on the SmackDown Live brand.
What This Means
Signing Castle would be a huge win for the WWE, and he would be an immediate success for the NXT brand. His Party Peacock gimmick has received raving reviews, with some comparing him to wrestling icon Ric Flair.
But this is only a rumor for the time being, and there aren't any indications yet that WWE is close to signing him. But if Triple H wants Castle, it's hard to see why the latter wouldn't want to join the world's biggest wrestling promotion.