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WWE Interested In CMLL and NJPW Wrestlers, Backstage News on Tony Dawson’s Release

– As noted, WWE released NXT announcer Tony Dawson this past week. Word is that Dawson was a nice guy but didn’t have any passion for wrestling. He and Tom Phillips were hired around the same time and the feeling was Phillips had passed him by.

– WWE has shown interest in Mexican star Volador Jr. The CMLL promotion is apparently aware of their interest.

– It’s being reported in Japan that Tensai was making $100,000 per year with New Japan Pro Wrestling and to lure him away, WWE offered $400,000. It’s also being reported that WWE is trying to sign NJPW stars Karl Anderson and Prince Devitt.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • Yes, totally interested in Mexican and Japanese talent, so they can push them just as much as they ever have. No Japanese wrestler has ever been pushed as a main event star in WWF. Ever.

  • Jeff

    If Anderson comes in, I hope they put Tensai back with him and end this horrible Tons of Funk garbage.

  • poko

    Devitt makes sense, given his talent and looks, though his lack of size makes me wonder about this. I mean, yet another smaller wrestler on the WWE roster? Still, he’s a full-speed, high-impact guy so it’s possible they’re looking for another Daniel Bryan.

    Karl Anderson, though? That would surprise me. Nothing against him, he’s pretty good, it’s just that he doesn’t really stand out in any particular area.

  • Whataworld

    Makes 400k…to job with Brodus Clay.