AEW has set forth to provide a proper alternative form of pro wrestling content and for that, the company is always looking to sign the most talented pro wrestlers available.

The Acclaimed, comprised of Anthony Bowens and Max Caster, have slowly become one of the most popular tag teams in the AEW locker room thanks to their in-ring skills and rapping gimmick.

While speaking with PWInsider, Tony Khan stated that WWE wanted to sign The Acclaimed after watching Caster and Bowens’ singles matches on AEW Dark.

The AEW President admitted that WWE being interested in signing them put pressure on him to pair them up as a tag team and sign them to AEW.


“The Acclaimed were singles wrestlers. They both went to the same school, Create A Pro, but they’d never teamed. And I saw them both on Dark and they were, frankly, the WWE put a little pressure on me with both of them. I think they were both people the WWE wanted, and I really wanted to use both of them. And then I thought about it and I had this thought about the Acclaimed and I brought them together,”

There is no doubt that The Acclaimed was a good signing for AEW as the team will continue to improve and perhaps win the AEW Tag Team Championships eventually.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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