As reported on Wrestling Observer Radio and confirmed by several other outlets, Dutch professional wrestler Tommy End has agreed to a deal with WWE, and will join the NXT roster late in the summer.
End has confirmed that he will be leaving his home promotion, Germany's Westside Xtreme Wrestling, following a match in Cologne on August 13.
End is a world-class talent who has competed for most of the top promotions in Europe, the United States, and Japan. The heavily-tattooed 31-year-old has long teamed with Michael Dante as The Sumerian Death Squad, but he's also made a huge mark in singles competition, winning WXW's Heavyweight and Lightweight Championship. The most impressive major victory of End's career came just last week, when he defeated Mark Andrews in the finals of PROGRESS Wrestling's 2016 Super Strong Style 16 tournament.
A legitimate martial artist who uses a hard-hitting, strike-based style in the ring, End may have come to WWE's attention due to his recent work in EVOLVE Wrestling. At the company's Mercury Rising supershow in Dallas over WrestleMania weekend, End teamed with fellow European superstars Marty Scurll and Will Ospreay in a hard-fought loss to Johnny Gargano, TJP, and Kota Ibushi.