The stars of NXT will not be getting trained by Rocky Romero anytime soon … Pro Wrestling Sheet has learned rumors of a WWE job on the horizon helped him land a two-year contract with NJPW.
Sources close to the situation tell us Rocky had been working on a “handshake deal” with New Japan — but once the wrestling company caught wind of WWE’s interest, they began trying to lock him down.
We’re told the recent reported talent exodus from New Japan and WWE wanting him as a trainer influenced the company to offer a two-year deal — instead of their normal one-year contracts — plus, the wrestler can still work for Ring of Honor and take indie bookings.
Our sources tell us Romero was seriously considering a move to WWE, but in the end decided he’s got more to do in wrestling before becoming a full-time trainer.
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