Colby Corino is now a free agent after finishing up with the NWA.
Corino confirmed his free agency in a Twitter post on Monday. His contract with the NWA expired at the end of 2022.
At last month's NWA Hard Times pay-per-view, Corino unsuccessfully challenged Davey Richards for the MLW National Openweight Championship. Corino defeated AJ Cazana in an NWA Champions Series match on the NWA Power episode that aired on December 13.
BodySlam.net reported last month that Corino wouldn't be re-signing with the NWA. The report stated that, once Corino became a free agent, he was expected to travel to the WWE Performance Center and get a thorough look from WWE.
According to sources there is a whole lot of interest in Corino from WWE. Additionally, I was told that once Colby is a free agent in January, that it is expected he will be traveling to Orlando, Florida to spend time at the WWE Performance Center, where he will get a thorough look from the company. It was expressed to me that if things go well, we can expect him to sign with WWE and report to NXT.
Corino's father, former ECW World Champion Steve Corino, works behind the scenes in WWE. Steve tweeted in response to Colby's free agency announcement: