Report: The Kingdom Sign Full-Time AEW Deals
The Kingdom have signed with AEW
Despite it being several weeks since their AEW debuts, it seems that The Kingdom were not signed to any deal with All Elite Wrestling upon debuting with the company. However, a new report suggests that this has all changed.
According to Fightful Select, the team of Mike Bennett, Matt Taven, and Maria Kanellis-Bennett have now put pen to paper on multi year deals with AEW. PWInsider followed this up, revealing that the trio are reportedly signed until 2025, but their deals are AEW deals, not Ring of Honor brand specific deals.
With this deal, Maria joins an exclusive club, being one of only three women to have performed for WWE, ROH, TNA/IMPACT, NJPW, and AEW, alongside Brandi Rhodes and Awesome Kong.
Fightful also reported that ROH World Tag team Champions FTR pushed for The Kingdom’s 'involvement', although to what extent and in what context is not yet clear. The team’s AEW debut occurred after an FTR segment on the October 14 AEW Rampage from Toronto Canada.
Bennett and Taven are former ROH, IWGP, and IMPACT World Tag Team Champions, whilst Taven is a former ROH World Champion.