WWE Sign Indy Star But Not For In-Ring Role

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WWE is open for business and continues to welcome independent wrestlers into the company but now it seems one of those hires is set for life outside the ring.

The WWE Performance Center has been the home to all manner of independent stars and athletes from outside the world of wrestling since it opened in the early 2010s. WWE holds tryouts throughout the year trying to find their next big superstar but now it seems that an independent wrestler is joining the company but not for an in-ring shot at glory.

Cassidy Haynes of has reported that indy wrestler Patrick Scott has been hired as a writer’s assistant for SmackDown and is expected to be starting with WWE on the 26th of February.

PWF in North Carolina gave Scott a send-off on the 24th of February where he left his boots in the ring suggesting that his in-ring days were now over. Taking to social media, Scott remained tight-lipped on his future:

I’ll have a lot more to say in the coming days. For now, I will just say this… Thank you.

WWE Miss Out On Big Name Free Agents

In recent months, WWE has seemingly missed out on bringing some major names into the company. Will Ospreay signed with AEW and is set for his first match as an official member of Tony Khan’s roster at Revolution.

WWE looked set to bring back Mercedes Mone, however, the former Sasha Banks is now believed to have signed with AEW and is set for a monumental debut in her hometown of Boston. Kazuchika Okada sensationally quit NJPW and while his future has not been confirmed, the belief is that Tony Khan will land him to further bolster the AEW roster.