Ricochet is almost certainly on his way to WWE in early 2018. Finally free of his restrictive Lucha Underground contract, the era-defining high-flier has concluded his dates with New Japan, and recently worked a farewell bout for Dragon Gate. On top of this, the man himself has dropped countless hints that he'd love to work for Vince McMahon's promotion, and he's yet to announce any independent dates for 2018, though he'll need to shed his PWG World Championship before making the jump.
WWE won't just be acquiring one of the indies' hottest stars, but a transcendent performer with genuine game-changing potential, provided he's handled correctly. Far from the hyper-athletic 'spot monkey' his most curmudgeonous detractors paint him as, Ricochet has become a three-dimensional worker. His selling, psychology, and technicality have improved tenfold, and while his 2016 Best Of Super Juniors bout with Will Ospreay was but an adrenaline-fuelled stunt show, their layered 2017 rematch shows that both are among the best in the world.
How he'd be booked is a concern. 205 Live would be a death sentence, and he'd be hamstrung by the main roster's strict restrictions. It's hard to imagine Ricochet not becoming a major highlight in NXT, though.
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