Shane Strickland Now Officially A Free Agent

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Shane Strickland went on Twitter to announce that he is officially a free agent. Strickland, who has been wrestling with EVOLVE and MLW, has now “swerved” his way onto the open market in regards to available wrestling talent.

Strickland has recently feuded with Tom Lawlor in MLW and was a big presence in Lucha Underground as the masked man, Killshot. In a June 2018 interview with ESPN, Strickland talked about how he had input on the character with LU’s head writer, Chris DeJospeh:

“I asked head writer Chris DeJoseph if I could write the character. Write the background, a little story for the character, and he gave me permission and I wrote three different backgrounds for what Killshot could be,” Strickland said. “He took a little bit of all of them and combined them together and that’s how Killshot with the military background and the little backstory came about.”

Strickland also talked about how his dream of wrestling came to fruition after serving in the Army Reserve:

 “[I] wasn’t really going anywhere,” Strickland recalls. “I was pretty much just hanging out, had a mediocre job, and wasn’t making a lot of money. I really wanted to do something with my life, so I checked out professional wrestling on a website, [and] Ground Breaking Wrestling came up.”

“I always wanted to wrestle primarily but I knew financially it was impossible, especially being the father of two little girls,” said Strickland, whose daughters are now 6 and 8 years old. “It was good to have the military help supporting me for so long while helping me pursue my dream at the same time. I was very fortunate to have good leadership help me along the way.”

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