The American Wolves, Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards, have been the subject of several recent WWE developmental reports. The two have received a number of tryouts, and the latest word on the two wrestlers' work with WWE suggests they will soon be a part of the company officially.
F4WOnline, via WrestlingInc.com, reports that after a brief stint for Pro Wrestling Noah in Japan, Edwards and Richards "will return to the Performance Center for more work." The former tag team partners are "not signed, but are reportedly being paid while they're in Orlando."
How this develops next appears up in the air, but PWInsider.com reports that "One WWE source believed the one-week tryout could be stage one of the pair receiving a short-term deal that would send them to developmental for a few months."
It's odd to see WWE hem and haw with signing the independent stars. Either WWE officials like what they see or they don't.
The indecision is apparently a result of a non-united front on the issue.
The above PWInsider report says that "there have been some in WWE who have pushed for the pair to be signed despite some resistance from those who feel the company is currently stocked with good workers from the independent scene."
Richards and Edwards are extremely talented wrestlers, that, given the opportunity, would shine with the company. Unless they are demanding a salary that WWE sees as too much, taking a shot with these two feels like the right move.