5 Wrestlers who may change promotions in 2019, and 5 who’re staying put


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07 Dec 2018, 06:19 IST

Who’s coming, who’s going, and why.

NJPW Superstar Kenny Omega faces off against Lucha Underground and Impact's Pentagon Jr. at All In.
NJPW Famous person Kenny Omega faces off towards Lucha Underground and Influence’s Pentagon Jr. at All In.

Ever because the regional days {of professional} wrestling, the expertise has been switching corporations. Wrestling followers have accepted as a on condition that there’ll all the time be superstars who soar between one promotion to a different in a endless cycle of inflow and outflow.

Typically that is because of the ‘grass is all the time greener’ syndrome, the place a wrestler believes they might get a greater deal or remedy or rating by switching to a rival promotion. One more reason is just because not all seeds develop in all soils. WALTER could also be an incredible PWG champion, however he may not fare so effectively in Ring of Honor, for instance.

In fact, there are these exceptions to the rule. Randy Orton and John Cena will seemingly finish their careers by no means having left the WWE. However for many wrestlers, there’s all the time at the very least an opportunity they are going to wind up in one other promotion.

Listed here are 5 wrestlers who could possibly be altering corporations in 2019, and 5 who’re staying proper the place they’re.

May Change: Shinsuke Nakamura

Shinsuke Nakamura the WWE United States Champion
Shinsuke Nakamura the WWE United States Champion

The place he is at the moment working: The WWE on their Smackdown model.

The place he may be going: New Japan Professional Wrestling

Why he may change corporations in 2019: By all accounts, Shinsuke Nakamura is not essentially sad in WWE, however NJPW is alleged to be very decided to get him again underneath contract. Now that Nakamura is well-known within the USA, they hope to springboard off his reputation to proceed their march on the US wrestling market.

Odds of fixing jobs: 50-50. Nakamura is probably not sad in WWE, however the alternative to work in his homeland for fewer dates may be too good to refuse for the veteran Japanese celebrity.

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Christopher Scott Wagoner is a fiction author and freelance journalist from Austin, Texas. Dune is his favourite novel and Dean Malenko is his favourite wrestler.

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