Nigel McGuinness headed to TNA instead of WWE
Former Ring of Honor champion Nigel McGuinness, who was believed to have signed with WWE in early September, has instead signed with TNA and is in Orlando today for the Impact tapings, prowrestling.net reported.
Various Internet reports last month had McGuinness – and fellow ROH star Bryan Danielson – going to WWE. I had believed for a while that it was just a matter of time before WWE or TNA acquired McGuinness, but I always thought he was better-suited for TNA.
After the reports surfaced that he was going to WWE, I wrote: “He works a European style that, on the surface, doesn’t seem like a great fit for WWE. In TNA, I think McGuinness would have become the big star that former ROH champion Samoa Joe was projected to be, but who ultimately fell short of expectations.”
McGuinness, a talented worker and decent talker who played a British heel in ROH, would fit in perfectly with the World Elite heel faction, which includes British Invasion members Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams.