ROH Champion Kevin Steen Signs Brand New NXT Development Deal


August 12, 2014 by gorillapressonline

20140807_LIGHT_KevinSteen_HP announced today that former ROH and PWG world champion Kevin Steen is heading to Full Sail University and the NXT camp, for which he has been signed to a developmental contract.

The Canadian brawler has been a firm indy favourite and is highly respected by ROH diehards – he’s also a firm favourite of WWE Legend Stone Cold Steve Austin.

The timing is perfect, and it will be interesting to see him adapt to the NXT style alongside some of the fantastic recent international superstars who are heading to Florida.

His surprisingly athletic (for a big guy) in-ring ability is what got Steen noticed, along with his mic skills – undoubtedly WWE had been watching him for a while.

August 25th is the official start date for Steen, so expect WWE training officials to adapt his style significantly before he makes his TV debut.

This exciting news, along with other recent high-profile signings, is fast ensuring NXT is the must-watch show on the WWE Network.



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