Tony Nese Officially Signs With AEW

The former WWE Cruiserweight champ is All Elite

Tony Nese has officially signed with All Elite Wrestling, with the announcement coming just prior to the airing his TNT title match with Sammy Guevara on Friday's Rampage.

Tony Khan tweeted earlier in the night, "The TNT Title is at stake in a huge match TONIGHT on #AEWRampage! We have a great Champion @sammyguevara& I’m so impressed by the challenger, he’s been one of the hottest free agents in the business; ahead of this HUGE match tonight I’m making it official: @TonyNese IS ALL ELITE"

After a lengthy TNT title bout, Nese ultimately fell short to Guevara in the broadcast's opener.

Though he only just signed with AEW, Nese has appeared with the company as far back as October. His first appearance was in the crowd during one of the Saturday night broadcasts of Dynamite that month.

Since then, Nese has wrestled mostly on AEW Dark, picking up several wins before going on to challenge Guevara.

After five years with WWE, Nese was released from the company on June 25. During his time there, Nese held the Cruiserweight title for several months in 2019.

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