Former WWE athlete Erick Rowan, who is about to embark on a new chapter in his career under the name of Erick Redbeard, took part in the latest episode of AEW Dynamite which took place in honor of Brodie Lee, of whose death we learned about in recent days due to some lung problems that weren't related to Covid-19.
In WWE the two have spent countless moments, from the internal Wyatt Family alliance to the Tag Team world when together they formed the Bludgeon Brothers duo. After hitting Wardlow, the former Stamford federation duo champion held up a sign with a dedication to his dated friend and burst into tears.
In the latest edition of Dave Meltzer's Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the latter decided to report some news about Erick's status. In fact, the same reporter admitted that initially the wrestler's presence was supposed to be just a special appearance in memory of Brodie Lee, but things could change in the next few hours.
According to the latest rumors, the athlete could be close to a signature with the federation of Tony Khan, who has had his eye on him for several months now. In the coming days, some news will follow.
What’s next for Erick Rowan?
After spending in Japan, the former member of the Wyatt Family made his debut with this stable in the WWE way back in 2012.
After a single run between 2014 and 2015, the group that had convinced fans of Vince's federation so much McMahon gathered. From 2017 he and the one who was working under the name of Luke Harper at the time formed the duo of the Bludgeon Brothers, while in the last months of his WWE career he worked first with Daniel Bryan and then in single, only to be released on April 15, on the famous day of layoffs that shocked wrestling fans all over the world.
The Brodie Lee tribute show saw Jon Silver, Alex Reynolds & Hangman Page defeat MJF, Ortiz & Santana. In the closing stages of the match, Erick Rowan made a surprise appearance to confront Wardlow. Erick Rowan worked alongside Brodie Lee (fka Luke Harper) for several years as part of The Wyatt Family and Bludgeon Brothers in WWE.
He held up a sign after the match which read, “Goodbye, for now, my brother. See you down the road”. WWE released Erick Rowan in April 2020 as a cost-cutting measure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He has competed on the independent scene in recent months but he has not yet signed with a company.
Dave Meltzer’s report clarified that it is possible that Erick Rowan could sign with AEW one day. However, as of the time of writing, he is not with the company.