Two Big New WWE Talents, Ric Flair’s WWE Status, & More

Ryan Clark

Patrick Brink, a 27 year old independent wrestler who has recently been training out of Team 3D’s wrestling school in Florida, has signed a WWE developmental deal.

Smackdown on 6/20 did a 2.1 fast national rating.

WWE is allowing Ric Flair to work independent autograph shows (like those ones with athletes and obscure former television stars) because the company gets a pretty big cut from them. However, the company will generally not allow him to do autograph appearances at non-WWE wrestling shows. Although, Flair is still advertised to make an appearance at an independent show in Oakwood, Virginia later this month.

“Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig’s son Joe was recently transferred from Harley Race’s wrestling school to Florida Championship Wrestling. Hennig was allowed to train at Race’s school because Race and grandfather Larry “The Axe” Hennig have been friends for 45 years and were a tag team in the 60s. Also, Joe’s sister Amy, who is also under a developmental contract, is still training to be a wrestler at Race’s school.

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