I’m told WWE continues to discuss names they are interested in for the proposed WWE Network show focusing on cruiserweight action. The reason the show is getting a lot of attention is because the company feels that any program featuring new first run matches as opposed to vintage footage is considered essential in generating demand for the network.
Two names I can confirm that WWE is interested in are TNA X Division Champion Austin Aries and Ring of Honor’s Roderick Strong. Aries’ contract is coming up soon and it’s believed that Strong’s ROH deal is up at the end of the year. Remember Strong said earlier this week he’d love to make the change to WWE.
My source says the proposed show sounds like one of the more palatable ideas for the WWE Network but cautioned the company’s resurrection of ECW seemed that way at first but quickly morphed into something else.