Update on ROH Wrestlers Contracts Status & Deals with AEW
Fightful Select reported that their sources stated that not all of the talent who worked at Ring of Honor’s Death Before Dishonor 2022 event this past July are currently signed to either tiered or full-time deals with AEW. It was reported that the same is true for those who have worked in ROH-related storyline angles in AEW. Several former ROH talents who worked at Death Before Dishonor 2022 reportedly are still free agents.
In regards to AEW contracts, it was reported that multiple people who have been signed to AEW contracts are current intended to be used for ROH.
In regards to Dalton Castle, it was reported that he has not been signed to a full-time contract as of yet.
It was also reported that another ROH talent who is currently working as a free agent is Cheeseburger, also known as World Famous CB.
Arn Anderson Comments on His Interest in a Talent Relations Role in AEW
A recent episode of the ARN podcast featured co-host Arn Anderson giving his thoughts on if he is interested in working in a Talent Relations role in AEW.
“No [I would not want to work in Talent Relations for AEW]. I don’t want to be responsible for anything that’s outside of my control. I can help Brock [Anderson] and help teach him what to do, what not to do within reason. I don’t want him to be a clone of what I think. Wrestling should be coming from him. I want him to figure that out but I can certainly control that. Like I said, I spent probably five or six years working in the office with WCW and then I was 19 years with WWE and it just — here’s the thing, don’t have me have to be responsible for something and not give me any power, because that’s not fair. If you give me the power to run the whole, you know, shoot match, good. Then if we fail, I fail, the talent failed. But if I don’t have the authority or the power to say, ‘Do this.’ Not, ‘How about trying this?’ ‘Do this and if it don’t work, then we’ll talk about it when you get back.’ So I don’t want to be in that position any further. I just wanna — whatever time is left for me until nobody wants to see hanging around anymore, I just wanna spend it just enjoying the business, enjoying AEW, enjoying going to these wrestling events that Tony Hunter is so kind to book for me, these signings and I just wanna do all the things, telling fans thank you in person for supporting us all this time and just enjoy the fruits of 40 years in the business.”
Anderson also revealed that there have been recent talks of his son Brock Anderson and Brian Pillman Jr. potentially pairing up as a team but no official decision has been made yet in AEW regarding that idea
“Well, we keep hearing that [Brock Anderson & Brian Pillman Jr. have great chemistry] and it was one of those things at Starrcast, they were put in that position as partners just to go back and relive the Crockett days as kind of a symbol and apparently, it gelled pretty good. I think a lot of people have been very kind in their comments and said they would like to see more of these guys and it’s — let me just put it to you this way, it’s something that has been discussed. Nothing is on paper, nothing has went to the next level but you know, hey, what if? That’s another one of those what ifs.”
Transcript h/t: PostWrestling.com
AEW Dark Elevation Results – Oct. 31, 2022
October 31, 2022
Norfolk, VA – Chartway Arena
Commentary: Tony Schiavone, Paul Wight, and “Daddy Magic” Matt Menard
AEW Dark Elevation Quick Match Results:
- Madison Rayne defeated Diamante via Bridging Backslide Pin (pinfall)
- Frankie Kazarian defeated Rhett Titus via Springboard Cutter (pinfall)
- Kiera Hogan defeated Skye Blue via Sidewinder (pinfall)
- Dante Martin defeated Brandon Cutler via Nosedive (pinfall)
- Athena defeated Janai Kai via O-Face (pinfall)
- Orange Cassidy & Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent Beretta) defeated Anthony Young, Victor Andrews, & Patton via Triple Team Powerbomb (pinfall)
- Eddie Kingston & Ortiz defeated Breaux Keller & Myles Hawkins via Stretch Plum (submission)
- Jade Cargill defeated Trish Adora via Jaded (pinfall)
- QT Marshall defeated Danhausen via Diamond Cutter (pinfall)