WWE doesn’t like the perception that they don’t work with anyone else in the pro wrestling world and they’re about to change that. It is reported that MLW and WWE’s NXT brand are about to embark in a new partnership. This is a very real situation and has important people involved as well.
We previously reported that WWE wants to send some NXT talent to MLW so they can gain exposure. NXT only has two hours of television every week and they have far more stars who don’t get to wrestle.
It was initially reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE is “in talks with MLW and it’s along the lines of the old Evolve deal or to a degree the 90s ECW deal. The idea is to get some of the developmental guys who aren’t working on NXT television some work.”
Fightful Select has reported on this situation and they can confirm that talks are ongoing. They also involve people “high up” in the company.
We can confirm Dave Meltzer’s report that the preliminary conversations have happened, and the talks go “high up” in WWE. We’re told the conversations go high up in both companies, but don’t have any further details beyond that.
MLW has a lot of people paying attention to them, especially with their new Vice TV deal. We’ll have to see how this partnership pays off, but some NXT stars might be making a jump over to MLW sooner than later.