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By Mike Johnson on 2017-12-12 14:12:00

James Michael Curtin, aka Rockstar Spud in Impact Wrestling, is slated to start with World Wrestling Entertainment next week at the post-Clash of Champions PPV TV tapings.  As first reported back in October, the plan is for Spud to be part of the 205 Live brand, which means he would be appearing on Monday Night Raw as well.  

Spud, 34, was the first-ever winner of Impact's British reality competition series British Bootcamp.  After being signed, he was used as a wrestler, personality and even ring announcer over the course of his run with TNA/Impact Wrestling from 2012 through 2017, including memorable work with Dixie Carter and EC3, among others.

Spud requested a release from his Impact contract in September and was granted the release.  He signed with WWE the following month and had returned to Great Britain, waiting for his work visa paperwork to be handled. 

Spud is an excellent, versatile performer who will be a great addition to the 205 Live brand as WWE prepares to begin touring it with live events in January 2018.

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