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WWE News: Details Behind The American Wolves, Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards’ Deal

Rob Feinstein, the original owner of Ring of Honor Wrestling and head of RF Video, who produced and distributed ECW’s DVD’s in the 1990’s followed by Ring of Honor and several other independent promotions in the 2000s, has revealed the details behind Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards‘ deal going forward with the WWE.

In a Facebook post, Feinstein revealed that The Wolves aren’t signed to a contract but will be working in NXT. After a few months WWE will give them a chance on Smackdown, and, if they get over, they’ll receive contracts from the company. If they don’t, then they’ll presumably return to Ring of Honor and the indies having gained mainstream WWE exposure.

Feinstein wrote on Triple H‘s stance toward The American Wolves:

HHH feels that guys from ROH and PWG are hard to transform because they have their set ways and its harder for them to break them down and remold which I understand. So the deal with them is that they are not under contract.

So in essence, The American Wolves will be a WWE experiment to see if a well known independent tag team can get over on the main roster television off their own laurels. If the Wolves were to succeed, it could begin to open up a whole new mind-set in the company on how they scout potential tag teams with many top independent tag teams such as The Young Bucks stating previously their main fear if signed by the company is that they’d break them up and change their attitudes.

The American Wolves are still scheduled to work for Ring of Honor’s Final Battle event on December 14th where they’re expected to face Roderick Strong and Jay Lethal in what could be built as a “farewell match” of sorts.

The duo made an appearance on last night’s NXT taping in Orlando, billed as The American Pitbulls.

About Jason Patrick

Jason Patrick is an Irish writer and journalism student, he is the brain behind bringing Ring of Honor content to Wrestle Enigma and is an avid fan of the promotion, as well as others such as WWE, NJPW and some independent promotions. You can follow him on Twitter @JasonPatrickWE
  • Kevin Berge

    Interesting setup as I don’t think WWE needs these two but they’d add a cool dimension to the tag team division if they make it. They could be a modern day British Bulldogs. The question is how far they could each make it as I’ve never seen either to be incredibly charismatic but they may just be able to make it. I hope they can.

  • johnny

    Terrible writing. “Built” as the American Pitbulls? “Their expected to” Roderick Strong and Jay Lethal…?

  • StarNinja99

    I had a feeling they were testing the waters with the Wolves, but not too this extent. Interesting how their doing it, it’s a bigger deal then I would have imagined. I wish them lots of luck, they both deserve lots of success. Still, if Final BAttle is their last show, that will be slightly depressing. Then again, whenever an ROH talent gets picked up it’s on the verge for me, end of an era but beginning of something new and exciting.