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According to Latest Reports, WWE Could Be Signing a 30-Year-Old Professional Wrestler Due to His Story of Beating Cancer

Published 05/26/2023, 4:00 PM EDT

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The moment Triple H stepped up as the head of the creative department in WWE, fans witnessed several changes. From eliminating old PLEs to significant changes in ongoing storylines, the new chief content officer is trying his best to do what is “best for the business”. Hiring several new talents and big names from other promotions is also one of his strategies to expand the business. Several former superstars have returned to the WWE under Triple H’s control.

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And now, ‘The Game’ is trying to pull an ultimate move. He is trying to hire a 30-year-old pro-wrestler who has recently emerged victorious in a battle with cancer.

WWE is reportedly trying to hire a 30-year-old wrestling star 


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Recently pro wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer reported in the ‘Wrestling Observer Newsletter‘ that WWE is looking to sign the 30-year-old professional wrestler Richard Holliday. There have been some internal talks going on about this. And the officials want to hire him because he recently got victory over cancer.

Not only Holliday, but WWE has also been approaching NJPW star Tama Tonga and look forward to signing a contract with him.


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In the report, Meltzer said, “I don’t know if they will be signed but there has been talk internally in WWE of late about Richard Holliday because of the story of his beating cancer. And, in Tama Tonga, who there has been talk about for some time.”

Not just the report, but the 40-year-old former ‘Bullet Club” member Tama Tonga also confessed a few months ago that WWE has been showing interest in him.

Tama Tonga has been doing great in the New Japan Pro Wrestling. He has 13 title reigns there and fans are swooning over his in-ring performance. So it is pretty obvious that Triple H would be interested in bringing him to his roster.

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And if we talk about Richard Holliday, then even though his wrestling career wasn’t moving rapidly for a while because of his health condition, he has gained tremendous popularity with his battle with cancer.

After beating cancer, Richard Holliday is ready to conquer the professional wrestling world


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In December last year, Richard Holliday announced that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (Stage 4). He was under treatment for quite a while and now he has put it in remission.

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Currently, the 30-year-old star is focusing on his physical health and has not yet signed for any promotion, though he did make his return at Beyond Wrestling on April 30

His story of beating cancer has been attracting the eyes of fans and the media. It wouldn’t be a surprise if different professional wrestling companies would be looking to sign him and give him a chance.


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And with WWE also showing interest in him, it would be interesting to see if Richard Holliday decides to step inside the world of Vince McMahon or not.

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Manjot Kaur

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Manjot Kaur is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. As a combat sports athlete herself, she has a deep understanding of the physical and intellectual nuances of wrestling, giving her a distinct edge when reporting on the action in the ring. With her direct association with sport on the ground, Manjot is able to provide unparalleled insight into the world of pro wrestling, offering readers an in-depth look at the personalities, rivalries, and storylines that define the sport.

Edited By: Sherjeel Malik