We mentioned on Friday here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com Premium about WWE working with outside promotions as a way to supply NXT with talent when it gets low on star power due to inevitable call-ups. Following up on that, the proposed deal with Evolve/DGUSA is not dead.
WWE wasn’t happy the proposed deal leaked but are scheduled to meet with officials from WWN (DGUSA/Evolve) in August. However, they are exploring other options as well and are trying to conduct everything as privately as possible. We’re told it’s almost exploratory in nature as Vince McMahon is not yet sold on the idea. Triple H has been pushing to make an official arrangement with a bigger independent promotion.
Ring of Honor actually approached WWE about working together recently because ROH knows WWE can squash them and they want to see if they can avoid a fight.