While Impact Wrestling continues to struggle financially and business-wise, the WWE has capitalized on the opportunity to sign away some of their competition's top stars. Over the past two years, this has included Matt and Jeff Hardy, AJ Styles, Bobby Roode, and Mike Bennett.
Now, it appears they are keen on adding yet another talented star from the rival promotion. According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Rockstar Spud was released from Impact Wrestling, and WWE is "is looking to sign the British star with the idea of adding him to the 205 Live roster."
The 5-foot-4, 140 Rockstar Spud would likely be used to help WWE bolster its Cruiserweight Division in the future, given its struggles and irrelevancy over the past few years.
Spud joined Impact Wrestling (then known as TNA) and was part of its British Boot Camp, where he was crowned the winner in 2013. Spud also won a pair of TNA X Division Championships and the 2015 TNA World Cup, along with Jeff Hardy and four other superstars.
For Rockstar Spud, his release from Impact could be a blessing in disguise. The company continues to fall apart, as they recently cut ties with Jeff Jarrett and his Global Force Wrestling promotion. Should he join the WWE, Spud will be part of the world's largest wrestling group—one that's also finding work for talented Cruiserweight wrestlers.
Details aren't immediately clear on Impact opting to release Rockstar Spud. But if the reports from Johnson are true, WWE will happily claim one of Impact's top all-around performers of the past few years.
Of course, they have to formally sign Spud, and it could take a while until he joins the main roster. But if all goes according to plan, Rockstar Spud could embark on his greatest run yet with the top promotion in the world.
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