Top independent wrestler Ricochet took to Twitter and put the speculation to rest — he will not be competing in this summer’s WWE Global Cruiserweight Series tournament.
Okay, guys listen. I will NOT be in the Global Cruiserweight Tournament.
One reason, I’ll be in Japan winning BOSJ. Again.
— Ricochet (@KingRicochet) April 11, 2016
Ricochet has been on WWE’s radar for several years now and had been rumored to be one of the top names for the tournament, which kicks off in July on the WWE Network. The following talents have already been confirmed by WWE’s COO Triple H:
– Rich Swann
– Tomasso Ciampa
– Johnny Gargano
– Zack Sabre Jr
– Noam Dar
– Ho Ho Lun
– Akira Tozawa
Qualifying matches for the tournament are being held at two independent companies that Ricochet/Prince Puma currently performs regularly for: EVOLVE and Revolution Pro in the UK.
Whether Ricochet would be contractually able to perform for the WWE is another matter as he most likely has deals with both Lucha Underground and New Japan Pro Wrestling that would prevent this from happening. It it clear at this point that the buzz sounding the GCS has got more than just the internet fans talking.