Debut Set For AEW Dynamite


On last night’s episode of AEW Rampage, the company would tease a big surprise for this coming Wednesday on AEW Dynamite.

They would announce that a top wrestler is set to walk through the ‘forbidden door’.

AEW President Tony Khan would address the announcement on Twitter after the show, and said:

“As referenced on #AEWRampage, I have a surprise: on #AEWDynamite Live on @TBSNetwork a top wrestler will walk through the Forbidden Door this Wednesday and debut in @AEW. More info to come. Thank you to everyone who joined us for a great Rampage tonight! See you Wednesday on TBS!”

Khan would then clarify the use of the word ‘forbidden door’, stating that it doesn’t necessarily mean somebody is coming from a promotion AEW are on good terms with, and he added:

“The Forbidden Door can be opened for anyone from any wrestling promotion in the world, whether or not it’s a company @AEW is on good terms with, even if it’s someone from a company that’s open for business. They’re also welcome to slam the door in the face of their prior company.”

“The big announcement for Wednesday’s Dynamite that we referenced on #AEWRampage (a free agent debut) and the person walking through the Forbidden Door are one and the same. They’re walking in the door, signing a contract, and then slamming the door shut Wednesday on #AEWDynamite!”

These tweets seem to suggest the signing is a former WWE superstar, and not a talent trade from Impact Wrestling or New Japan Pro Wrestling like many first assumed.