Tony Nese Officially Signs With AEW – The former WWE Cruiserweight Champion made his debut on the October 23 episode of AEW Dynamite, appearing in the crowd.
Nese went on to wrestle on the AEW Dark tapings the following week, and has been appearing on the show as a regular since then.
AEW president Tony Khan took to Twitter today, ahead of Nese’s TNT Championship match with Sammy Guevara on tonight’s AEW Rampage to announce that Nese has officially signed with the promotion.
“The TNT Title is at stake in a huge match TONIGHT on #AEWRampage! We have a great Champion @sammyguevara & I’m so impressed by the challenger, he’s been one of the hottest free agents in the business; ahead of this HUGE match tonight I’m making it official: @TonyNese IS ALL ELITE,” Khan wrote.
Nese responded to Khan’s announcement and made a reference to how he used to work WWE 205 Live on Friday nights.
“I have always ruled that 10pm friday night timeslot. Tonight, it’s about time the king gets his crown,” Nese wrote.
Nese signed with WWE in the summer of 2016 and was released on June 25 of this year along with other budget cuts. He left the company a one-time Cruiserweight Champion, holding the strap for 77 days in 2019.
Stay tuned for more. You can see the full tweets from Khan and Nese below: