Welcome to the team! There are a lot of wrestlers on the AEW roster, as the company has put together a heck of a lineup. They have a great mixture of young, up-and-coming wrestlers, veterans, and legends. Several of them have come from other promotions, many of which have had quite the exposure. That was the case again this week, as AEW has announced the signing of a former WWE star.
Former one time WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Anthony Nese or Tony Nese, as he is adoringly called by his fans on the wrestling circuit, is a force to reckon with on the wrestling ground. Nese made his wrestling debut with the ring name of Matt Maverick and later shortened it to just Maverick but he played in the independent circuit, competing in the ECWA Super 8 Tournament and the Ring of Honor Tournament just after that, one year after another. Nese picked several fights with veteran as well as new WWE players, which ultimately led to his contract being canceled. But, that has clearly not deterred this champion wrestler one bit. Because now you can tune in to watch him and bet on him again on the AEW Rampage! Check out Meta.reviews for some amazing sportsbook lists now.
AEW President Tony Khan has sent out a tweet promoting the TNT Title match between champion Sammy Guevara and Tony Nese for this week’s edition of Rampage. In the same tweet, Khan announced that Nese has officially signed a contract with the company, making him a member of the roster. Nese is a former WWE Cruiserweight Champion and was released from the company earlier this year:
Nese has been a heck of a star in AEW. Check out his time in the company, as well as WWE:
Opinion: I don’t think this is the biggest surprise as Nese has gotten a fair amount of ring time in AEW. He did well when he was given the chance in WWE so hopefully, he can do the same thing again now. This is one of the major perks of AEW, as now these talented wrestlers who might not fit in WWE have another place to showcase their talents. It can go a long way for the future and hopefully that is the case again here.
What do you think of Nese? How will he do in AEW? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.