Shane Strickland announced via his Twitter account, that today he is officially a free agent.
Officially a free agent again
— Shane Swerve Strickland (@swerveconfident) January 15, 2019
Originally rumored to be heading to WWE and NXT, there were delays in getting a contract signed, mainly the no-compete clause in Strickland’s Lucha Underground contract. Much like Ricochet‘s hold-up, the clause stated he would still be under contract to Lucha Underground for up to 90 days after the finale of Season 4 aired, but it appears he’s been able to get out of it early (the finale aired November 7, which would make his 90-day no compete ending on February 7).
Strickland, who was unmasked as Killshot in Lucha Underground, previously won two Trios Championships with the company. He also worked with Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) and had feuds with the likes of Lio Rush, Davey Richards, and Rickey Shane Page. While with CZW, he secured a CZW World Heavyweight title reign and two CZW Wired TV Championship reigns.
In the three months since the finale of season four, he has been able to continue working with Major League Wrestling (MLW) and EVOLVE Wrestling. While all the signing with NXT rumors were happening, he was EVOLVE Champion, having beat Matt Riddle in August. He lost the championship three months later to NXT talent Fabian Aichner.
A lot can happen in three months. Does Strickland still have an offer from WWE? Or is it possible that All Elite Wrestling, which has been signing up talent to get ready for their debut event, steps in and makes an offer?. No one knows for sure what is happening as far as this free agent goes, but one can reasonably guess that Shane Strickland will not be a free agent for a long time.