WWE legend Mick Foley discusses the newly-signed star he believes will be a “long-term money player” JP Yim/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Mick Foley greets the audience at WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

After Adam Cole, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly made the jump and so is fellow former Ring of Honor star Donovan Dijak, according to

The signing couldn’t be better according to WWE legend Mick Foley:

Dijak left Ring of Honor in February and has since taken several indie bookings.

Earlier this year, ESPN’s Tim Fiorvanti penned an article claiming Dijak was “one of pro wrestling’s hottest free agents.” The 6-foot-7, 271-pound 30-year-old has the prototypical frame that has become synonymous with WWE superstars in the past prior to the company’s focus on signing cruiserweights and other indie talent in recent years.

“Right now I’ve got a lot of different opportunities floating around for me,” Dijak told ESPN in March. “There’s nothing specific, contractually, that I’ve agreed to specifically yet, but I definitely have a lot of things on the horizon. All of the opportunities seem very exciting, but for right now, for the first time in a little over two years, I’m enjoying free agency and the benefits of free agency.”

Dijak also trained at the Chaotic Wrestling school in Boston, whose notable alumni include current WWE superstars such as Sasha Banks, Kofi Kingston, Darren Young and NXT superstar Oney Lorcan.

WWE has signed numerous former ROH stars over the past decade dating back to then-ROH Champion CM Punk in 2005. Other former top ROH competitors that have found success in WWE and NXT include Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe, Sami Zayn, Cesaro, Kassius Ohno, Roderick Strong, Austin Aries and current NXT color commentator Nigel McGuinness, among others.


He’s coming off an epic BOLA match against Keith Lee, which WrestlingObserver’s Dave Meltzer called “one of the best matches of the year in the U.S.” The bar is set pretty high for Dijak.

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Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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