Ricochet's Contract Officially Expired At Midnight, Expected To Join AEW; Samantha Irvin Update


-- As Matt Boone reported earlier today, WWE has moved the profile of Ricochet from their active roster to their alumni section, all but confirming his departure from the company. Fightfulselect.com is reporting that Ricochet is officially gone from the company effective midnight today when his deal expired.

-- Sources within WWE and AEW fully believe that the high-flying superstar is headed to All Elite Wrestling soon but because his contract didn't expire until midnight, he was legally unable to appear at last night's AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door PPV. There are also reports that when Ricochet does sign with AEW, he will first wrestle Will Ospreay at the upcoming All In London event, but the fightful report suggests that is not in the cards as of the latest backstage chatter.

-- Finally, for those curious about the status of Ricochet's fiancee, Samathan Irvin, she remains with WWE and is expected to continue in her role with the promotion as a ring announcer. It is unknown when her contract with WWE ends and what her plans may be at that time.