Free agent wrestler Joey Ryan has reportedly been drawing interest from WWE. According to a recent report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE has been in contact with Ryan about possibly joining the company.
“(WWE) asked if he was willing to move to Orlando, wrestle a few years there and then move into a coaching position,” wrote Dave Meltzer.
The report continues to say that no official offer was made, however. It was also said that Ryan would have accepted WWE’s offer if he was 10 years younger but at 39 taking a pay cut to start with WWE was not as appealing.
As of this writing, Ryan is still a free agent following his release from Lucha Underground last month.
Joey Ryan to AEW?
Ryan has been a featured character on the Young Bucks’ “Being the Elite” YouTube series. He has not signed with AEW but continues to play a role in BTE storylines.
Ryan was also involved in a featured storyline heading into All In last fall. In BTE storyline, Ryan was left for dead by Hangman Page, resulting in the latter being investigated for the former’s murder during several episodes. Ryan then made a dramatic return at All In to confront Page.
As of late on BTE, a noticeably irritable Ryan is frequently being asked what happened to the girl he used to hang around? Ryan also has nobody around to prevent him from frequent beatings.