Adam Maxted Rumoured To Be Signing For WWE

Former UK Love Island star and World of Sport wrestler Adam Maxted heading to WWE NXT UK?

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Northern Irish wrestler Adam Maxted is rumoured to be part of WWE's latest batch of signings.

This is according to Dave Meltzer, who writes in this week's edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Maxted would likely be assigned to NXT UK if he comes in, joining fellow newcomer Millie McKenzie on the brand.

Maxted, 28, hasn't wrestled since the onset of the global health crisis in March. WWE affiliates ICW, OTT, and ITV's short-lived World of Sport project are amongst the most notable promotions he has worked for.

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Nicknamed 'Flex,' Maxted stands at 6'3" and weighs 235lbs, making him considerably larger than the average independent wrestler. 2016 saw him earn a degree of fame in the United Kingdom for his role on the second season of Love Island, as he and onscreen partner Katie Salmon finished fourth in the competition.

Maxted began straining under NXT UK's Joseph Conners shortly after Love Island. May 2017 saw him attend a WWE tryout at London's O2 Arena.

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WWE's upcoming talent intake is believed to be one of its biggest ever, with Meltzer noting around 25 new faces coming in. The likes of Taya Valkyrie, the former Eli Drake, and Blake Christian have already been named as part of it.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.