WWE has been in the news recently due to the sale of the company to Endeavor, which was announced shortly after WrestleMania 39. As a result, there has been a hiring freeze, affecting the company's plans to sign new talent.
This includes top free agent Colby Corino, who was rumored to have been signed by the company. Colby Corino is the son of former wrestler Steve Corino, a WWE's NXT brand coach. Rumors of Colby signing with WWE have been circulating since February of this year, but the deal has yet to be finalized.
WWE's Attempted Signing of Colby Corino Derailed by Hiring Freeze
According to a report by Cassidy Haynes of Bodyslam.net, Colby had been offered a contract by WWE, and both sides had agreed to the terms. However, shortly after the sale of the company to Endeavor, everything came to a halt in terms of hiring new talent.
This means that Colby is currently a free agent, and it remains to be seen if he eventually signs with WWE or another promotion. The hiring freeze has affected WWE's plans to sign other established wrestlers, with names like Jay White, Nick Aldis, and Trinity (formerly known as Naomi) signing with other promotions.
However, despite the freeze, WWE is reportedly still talking to potential talent, and it's expected that more signings will occur once the Endeavor sale becomes official, likely by the end of the year. This isn't the first time that WWE has let potential signings slip away due to a hiring freeze.
When Vince McMahon returned to the company as Executive Chairman in January 2023, he clarified that he was interested in selling the company if the right deal came. As a result, a hiring freeze has been in effect since then, which has affected WWE's ability to sign new talent.
Overall, the hiring freeze has damaged WWE's plans to sign new talent, including Colby Corino. However, with the sale of the company to Endeavor set to become official soon, we will likely see more signings shortly. Only time will tell if Colby will eventually join WWE or if he will sign with another promotion.