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WWE ramps up efforts to sign United Kingdom stars

With ITV taping pro wrestling this past week in Norwich, WWE attempted to sign as many of the top United Kingdom stars as possible in recent weeks to both keep them from World of Sport and also to be with them for their own heavier expansion into the U.K. market with a U.K. specific brand and weekly television.

WWE kicks off its next phase on June 18th and 19th with the King of the Ring tournament at Royal Albert Hall in London.

As noted in the current Observer, Toni Storm was key on the radar. While talent is not allowed to publicly talk about signings until WWE releases the names themselves, and this is not a list of confirmed siinings, those who have been in talks for the WWE's new project are Storm, Joe Coffey, Dave Mastiff (who had been pushed as the lead heel on the first ITV pilot show), El Ligero, Travis Banks, Chris Brookes, Jinny, and Eddie Dennis.