According to PWInsider, Birmingham-born former TNA X-Division champion Rockstar Spud has signed for WWE, pending the completion of the relevant visa paperwork. The 140lb Spud is slated to bolster the company's cruiserweight brand, 205 Live.
Spud - real name James Curtin - was already a veteran of the UK indie scene, having starred in FWA and IPW:UK before becoming the first winner of TNA's British Boot Camp reality series in 2012. As the winner, the Brit earned a contract with the Nashville outfit, making his in-ring debut in February 2013 as part of the X Division. After a brief hiatus, including a stint in former WWE developmental territory OVW, Spud returned to Impact, transitioning into the flamboyant Chief of Staff role.
On 30 October, it was reported that Spud had been out of contract with the company for several weeks; the news was all but confirmed when Dixie Carter posted a picture on social media at his farewell dinner.
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Benjamin was born in 1987, and is still not dead. He variously enjoys classical music, old-school adventure games (they're not dead), and walks on the beach (albeit short - asthma, you know).
He's currently trying to compile a comprehensive history of video game music, yet denies accusations that he purposefully targets niche audiences. He's often wrong about these things.