A possible WWE debut for Ricochet has been rumored for some time, most recently earlier this month. Ricochet recently gave an emotional interview after NJPW King of Pro Wrestling, which was said to feel like a goodbye. His Lucha Underground contract is expected to expire on or around January 16 and he’s previously hinted that he wants to go to WWE.
Now The Wrestling Observer Newsletter (via Sportskeeda) reports that Ricochet could be in the WWE in time to join the annual 30-man Royal Rumble match, which would be his debut. With the Lucha Underground contact set to expire around mid-January, a Rumble debut is possible. Even more evidence points to the fact that the independent star allegedly told promoters he won’t take any dates after the end of that month. If that happened, the former Prince Puma would get a debut spot similar to that of AJ Styles, who is now a big player in WWE.