In an exhilarating announcement that has set the professional wrestling community abuzz, AEW President Tony Khan revealed plans to sign one of the world's premier wrestling talents at the upcoming Full Gear event. This news, emanating from Khan's latest social media post, underscores AEW's commitment to elevating its roster with top-tier talent.
"AEW has reached an agreement with a globally recognized wrestling virtuoso, someone who commands immense respect within our AEW fanbase," Khan stated on X (previously known as Twitter). "This highly anticipated signing will take place in Los Angeles this Saturday, 11/18, during our much-awaited pay-per-view event at #AEWFullGear!
Join us tonight on TBS for the final #AEWDynamite before the big day."
This development follows on the heels of AEW's recent acquisition of WWE Hall of Famers Adam Copeland and Ric Flair in October.
AEW has agreed to terms with one of the world's best wrestlers, a pro who is known + respected by virtually every @AEW fan! They'll come to LA to sign their contract THIS SATURDAY 11/18 on ppv at #AEWFullGear!
With various wrestling stars currently positioned as free agents, speculation is rife about who this new signing could be. Names like former WWE NXT Women's Champion Mandy Rose and former Impact Wrestling Champion Sami Callihan, both having recently entered free agency, are being floated in wrestling circles.
Mercedes Mone's AEW Buzz
Adding to the intrigue is former IWGP Women's Champion Mercedes Mone. Previously scheduled for an AEW appearance, Mone's plans were derailed by an ankle injury in May. Additionally, the wrestling world is abuzz with rumors about the IWGP United States/United Kingdom Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay potentially striking a deal with AEW, pending the status of his ongoing contract with NJPW, which expires in February.
The wrestling landscape has been particularly dynamic following WWE's September releases, attributed to its merger with UFC. High-profile talents like Mustafa Ali and Dolph Ziggler, subject to non-compete clauses, have also been part of the conversation, fueling excitement about potential new additions to the AEW roster.
As the wrestling community eagerly anticipates the revelation at Full Gear, one thing is sure: AEW continues to solidify its position as a powerhouse in professional wrestling, unceasingly seeking to enhance its roster with the industry's finest talent.