The WWE had a big tryout and a number of Ring of Honor Wrestling stars attended the event. Only one of the Ring of Honor stars looks likely to head to the WWE thanks to the camp. According to PWS on Monday, Kevin Steen will be offered a WWE developmental deal very soon.
When Ring of Honor received their first national television deal, Davey Richards was the champion and represented the face of the company. However, the biggest angle they started after kicking off on national television was when S.C.U.M. attempted to bring down Ring of Honor. Leading the way for S.C.U.M. was Kevin Steen, who won the ROH World Championship from Richards.
Steen held the title for almost a year. Steen, the 17th champion in the company history, held the belt until he lost it to Jay Briscoe at the “Supercard of Honor VII” in April 2013. Since that time, Steen turned face, helped destroy S.C.U.M. and has just aimlessly drifted from feud to feud, with no sense of direction.
On the “War of the Worlds” Internet pay-per-view Saturday night, Steen lost to Shinsuke Nakamura of New Japan Professional Wrestling. After the match, Steen cut a good promo. He admitted that he has not really been happy in Ring of Honor in awhile, although he loves the fans. He said that he is ready to leave and spend time with his family, as his wife just had a new child.
However, after the promo, Silas Young came out and said that Steen was the only real man other than him in Ring of Honor. However, he insulted Steen for pandering to the fans and told Steen to just quit. The two had a pull apart brawl, and it looks like they will fight at the first ever Ring of Honor pay-per-view “Best in the World.” It sounds like that will be Steen’s last appearance in Ring of Honor.
Kevin Steen will be joining many of his former friends and adversaries in the WWE. Sami Zayn wrestled in Ring of Honor as El Generico and was Steen’s tag team partner. The feud with Steen was Zayn’s final moments in Ring of Honor. Also being considered for a WWE developmental contract is Willie Mack. Attending the camp, but not under consideration are ACH and Rocky Romero. Roderick Strong also tried out, but there is no word on whether the WWE is interested in him.