Speculation rises as AEW’s Tony Khan reveals a major signing that will be showing up on Saturday at Full Gear.
- AEW president Tony Khan announced that one of the world’s best wrestlers will sign their contract at Full Gear, sparking excitement and speculation among fans.
- Recent WWE releases are unlikely to be the mystery signee due to the 90-day non-compete clause and lack of previous appearances in AEW.
- While names like Dolph Ziggler and Mustafa Ali have been floating around, it is most likely that Mercedes Mone (formerly Sasha Banks) will be the one signing the contract.
Tony Khan, the president of All Elite Wrestling (AEW), has announced that one of the world’s best wrestlers will officially sign their AEW contract this Saturday at Full Gear. He didn’t say who it was, but his choice of wording was interesting as it has to be someone AEW fans are familiar with. The anticipation is building as fans speculate about the identity of this renowned pro wrestler, who is not only known but also respected by virtually every AEW fan.
Tony Khan took to Twitter (X.com) on Wednesday to share the exciting news, stating, “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!” The announcement has sparked a wave of excitement and curiosity among the wrestling community. Early reactions on his post had fans guessing that it might be Will Ospreay or Mercedes Mone. But, there are a number of potential candidates considering the numerous appearances indie stars and other performers have made on AEW programming in one-time or limited appearances.
While speculation has been rampant about potential signings, Khan’s statement rules out the possibility of recently-released WWE stars making an appearance at the upcoming pay-per-view. The 90-day non-compete clause for these wrestlers extends until the end of the next month, making it highly unlikely for them to be the mystery signee. It also wouldn’t make sense to count them in as possible options considering most of them haven’t ever wrestled for AEW before.
Names like Dolph Ziggler, Mustafa Ali, Shelton Benjamin, and others have been floating around as potential additions to the AEW roster. It likely isn’t one of them. If any of these wrestlers are indeed signed, fans may have to wait until early January to see them in action.
Who Is Most Likely Showing Up at Full Gear?
Considering Khan has taken heat for pumping big moments and then not following through, one would assume he’s learned not to overhype something if he can’t deliver. Mercedes Mone, the former Sasha Banks would make the most sense.