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Another former Ring of Honor star could be making his home in WWE soon.

During a recent appearance on The New Age Insiders podcast, Donovan Dijak revealed that he is no longer accepting independent bookings and will finish up his current schedule on August 4, leading to speculation that he’ll sign with WWE.

Dijak left Ring of Honor in February and has since taken several indie bookings. His name has been linked to WWE since his departure, although he never confirmed any official agreement with the company.

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.

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