Friday, 04 September 2009 01:31
ROH has announced today that Nigel McGuinness will be leaving the promotion for World Wrestling Entertainment.
McGuinness, like Bryan Danielson, has agreed to finish up his scheduled bookings and will be on all the major shows this month, finishing up on 9/26 in New York.
McGuinness (real name Steve Haworth, 33) has not signed a WWE deal, but the sides are in strong negotiations and the deal is said to be close to being finalized. McGuinness was ROH champion from October 6, 2007 through April 3, 2009.
He looks to be following Bryan Danielson, who was considered ROH's top wrestler, who also recently signed with WWE. The moves were precipitated when HDNet moved the ROH television show from a Saturday night time slot to a Monday night slot.