Being a WWE superstar is a hard job. From being on the road throughout the year, to putting your body on the line, the risks outweigh the benefits. If you’re a superstar, not being featured on regular television, the job might just become harder. This is the case for former United States Champion Ricochet.
Ricochet entered WWE with a ton of hype. Hardcore wrestling fans studied his work in NJPW and PWG. He became one of the most popular wrestlers in the world because of his amazing athleticism, and the sheer smoothness with which he performs stunts and high-flying maneuvers.
In NXT, Ricochet climbed the ladder of success in an instant. He debuted in the North American Championship ladder match, and registered a star-making performance there. He eventually won the title from the inaugural champion, Adam Cole, and would hold it for six months. Ricochet even won the 2018 War Games match, and put on an NXT classic against Johnny Gargano at Takeover: Phoenix.
Ricochet’s main roster run has not reflected his amazing NXT run in any way, shape, or form. He won the United States Championship in a barnburner against Samoa Joe, but lost it to AJ Styles soon. The superstar has had many high profile matches against the likes of Brock Lesnar, Drew McIntyre, AJ Styles, and many more. He even had an impressive run in the 2019 King of the Ring tournament.
According to Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer Live, the former US Champion has not signed a new contract with WWE. He turned down an offer in September. These signs point towards a potential exit from the WWE.
Is Ricochet going to become All Elite? The thought of him being in AEW might be the biggest move in 2021. Ricochet is an international superstar and is one of the best wrestlers on the planet. WWE is guilty of not pushing him, even though he is more talented than half the roster.
From Cody and Kenny Omega to Orange Cassidy and Joey Janela, the superstar can put on some incredible matches in AEW. The opportunity is present, and we hope he makes the best decision for his future.