A ton of great wrestling talent became free agents in the month of December. Of course, WWE knew about this and reportedly made offers to just about every wrestler that was available to sign at the time. Although the likes of Silas Young, Bandido, Beer City Bruiser, and The Elite opted not to join the company and instead take on different ventures, the largest wrestling promotion in the world was still able to sign a couple of big names as part of their upcoming January 2019 Performance Center class. One of the names that WWE has reportedly signed to a deal is Impact Wrestling Superstar Trevor Lee. After weeks of rumors surrounding Lee’s wrestling future, it appears that another piece of the puzzle has fallen into place.
Trevor Lee announced earlier today that his time in Impact Wrestling has officially come to an end. Lee says that he is now a free agent and is able to sign with any wrestling promotion that he chooses. The news of Trevor’s departure comes only one day after it was reported that fellow Impact Wrestling Superstar DJZ had finished up his commitments with the promotion. Lee had been competing for Impact since 2015, and he won the Impact World Tag Team Championships once and the X Division Championship on three different occasions. Trevor Lee has not said where he plans on competing next, but his work has been praised by fans. Whether he goes to WWE or not, expect Lee to be a big name wherever he ends up next.
Today I am officially a Free Agent.
I want to thank @IMPACTWRESTLING for all the friends I have made and knowledge I have learned. #ZNA
— Trevor Lee (@TLee910) January 1, 2019
Only three more days left to go until New Japan Pro Wrestling runs their annual Wrestle Kingdom event. Wrestle Kingdom will be back for its thirteenth year on January 4th, and it features an absolutely loaded card. The show will be headlined by a match between Kenny Omega and Hiroshi Tanahashi, which was made official as of yesterday. Both Omega and Tanahashi signed the contracts for their Wrestle Kingdom 13 match during a press conference. Given Omega and Tanhashi’s history, this should prove to be an outstanding match. With rumors of Omega leaving NJPW for either All Elite Wrestling or WWE soon, this could spell the end of his run as IWGP Heavyweight Champion. Expect Omega’s NJPW future to be revealed on January 4th.