WWE Interested In Signing Former ROH Champion

The recruitment shows no signs of stopping...

WWE's aggressive talent recruitment policy has been making all kinds of headlines in recent times. Following on from the latest batch of high-profile incomings that included the likes of Punishment Martinez and PROGRESS World Champion WALTER, rumours that WWE were interested in acquiring the services of IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion KUSHIDA surfaced online last week.

While we probably won't know if there's any substance to those claims until the end of January (when KUSHIDA's NJPW contract is up) it looks like WWE haven't wasted any time in moving their attention to another potential incoming.

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, former ROH Champion Dalton Castle is on WWE's radar. In this week's Newsletter, Dave was running down a recent ROH show and penned the following: "...Matt Taven vs. Dalton Castle (who WWE has interest in), Sumie Sakai vs. Madison Rayne vs. Karen Q vs. Kelly Klein in a Women of Honor title (Karen Q is another name WWE has had interest in for NXT)..."

Karen Q appeared in the first round of this year's Mae Young Classic.

Castle is a one-time Ring Of Honor Champion, famed for his flamboyant persona, flamboyant entrances, and flamboyant companions: The Boys.

Despite these rumours surfacing, it looks like Dalton isn't overtly planning on moving companies any time soon. In a recent interview with comicbook.com, he was very much looking forward to the future with ROH and was setting his sights on regaining the ROH title in 2019.

"I like to see the new height that it's growing," Castle said. "The idea of Ring of Honor and New Japan running Madison Square Garden next year in a sold out crowd definitely set the bar very high for the growth of 2019. We'll see once they get past that where we go.

"Not a lot of people in this industry get to hold that (ROH) title or get to say that about themselves. It didn't go as long as I had liked, but that being said my career is not over and that doesn't mean I don't still have goals. That was just one title reign checked off the list, and now here we are back at the drawing board, starting over to get another one."

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