Ahead of Tony Nese’s opportunity at the TNT Championship on the December 3rd edition of AEW Rampage, AEW President Tony Khan has confirmed that Nese has signed a deal with the promotion via Twitter. The signing had been reported in late-October and since, Nese has appeared regularly in the crowd at AEW events and has competed for AEW. Thus far, Nese is 4-0 in AEW following victories on AEW Dark.
Nese, who has been cited as the hottest free agent in professional wrestling, is known primarily for his tenure in WWE where he was a staple in the 205 Live Cruiserweight division. The highlight of his run on 205 Live was a victory at WrestleMania 35 over Buddy Murphy for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Nese was known for stints in Impact Wrestling and DragonGATE prior to signing with WWE.
AEW continues to piece together perhaps the most talented roster in professional wrestling and The Premiere Athlete seems to only add to the company’s impressive depth. You can watch Nese challenge for the TNT Championship tonight at 10 PM EST on TNT.