MLW Had Talks With Braun Strowman And Bo Dallas About Signing With The Company

MLW was looking at a couple of big free agents.

Braun Strowman is one of the biggest names on the free agent market following his release from WWE on June 2. Strowman's 90-day non-compete clause has expired and he is free to sign with any promotion.

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Speaking on the MLW media call, Court Bauer confirmed that MLW had talks with Strowman.

"We did talk with Braun Strowman for a little bit. We didn't come to terms with him on a deal," he said.

Strowman appeared on EC3's Free The Narrative II and has hinted that he will be making an announcement regarding his future soon.

Fightful Select reported on October 3 that IMPACT Wrestling was interested in bringing in Strowman.

Another free agent who MLW had talks with is Bo Dallas, who was released by WWE on April 15.

"We had conversations with Bray's brother [Bo Dallas]. Right now, he seems more interested in his farming. I understand having to recharge for another run. He seems more interested in his farming. I don't knock him for it," said Court.

Dallas has remained out of the spotlight since his release, but recently released the first episode of his cooking show, which you can watch by clicking here.

Court said he didn't know where either individual would end up signing.

When speaking about his mindset when it comes to signing free agent talent, Bauer said, "We're looking and evaluating talent all the time to see if it's a good fit from a product point of view with our fans, will it mesh. What we've noticed is there are some names who are big stars, high profile guys, and they come in and are embraced by our fans. There are others were it's like, 'Yeah, we know they are buzzing and they are from a big company,' but it isn't their jam. It's a really delicate thing. You're a chef and certain ingredients will work and certain ones won't. Every scenario is different. 90% of our roster is signed. That like 5 to 10% that is open for payroll and budget that we have flexibility creating matchups, sometimes it's just a fresh two to three month commitment and it's a handshake deal and at the end of that, they go off to another company, maybe we help enrich and negotiate their position and they do something somewhere else, that's fine. Sometimes, we present them with a contract and sign them. It's nice having flexibility to try things out. Sometimes, guys will come in very motivated to show the world that the other company slept on them. Sometimes, they'll come in kind of broken by the other company and it doesn't work out because they are not in a good head space. It gives us time to test the waters."

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