WWE Contacted Independent Star Shortly Before They Appeared On AEW Dynamite

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On the March 1st episode of Dynamite Komander made his AEW debut, something that seemingly didn’t go unnoticed by WWE.

It’s no secret that the company is looking to add to its roster, and it has now been reported they have made inquiries about the 24-year-old Mexican star. The news comes after WWE also expressed an interest in signing Bandido and Dragon Lee after they had appeared in AEW.

While Bandido did eventually sign with AEW, Lee went on to sign with WWE, reportedly becoming the highest-paid star in NXT in the process.

Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that WWE contacted Komander between his being announced for Dynamite and the day of the match. On the show, the star wowed fans with his high-flying skills as he threw caution to the wind in the Face of the Revolution Ladder Match.

“WWE definitely contacted Komander right after he was announced for the ladder match (he was contacted before the match) although WWE did not give him a contract at that time. It was more that they wanted him to come in so they could see him.

That follows Dragon Lee and Bandido as people AEW put on television and suddenly WWE wanted, and right now each side has one person from that best of three. Lee hasn’t done anything yet but the feeling is he’s going to get a big push in NXT.

Bandido has been wrestling all over the world but not the U.S., likely due to visa issues since they’ve run cities like San Francisco and Phoenix where he’d be something on those shows.”

Dragon Lee Yet To Make In-Ring WWE Debut

Mexican star Dragon Lee signed with WWE back in December and he was expected to make his debut with the company in January. However, his debut was delayed by visa issues, meaning that plans for an appearance at Vengeance were also scrapped.

The star finally appeared on-screen on the March 7th episode of the show titled Roadblock.