ACH seemingly retired from the world of professional wrestling over the summer. The former Ring of Honor star’s exit from the company was nothing less than tumultuous. At an independent wrestling event in Atlanta last night, ACH made his return.

The grappler has been no stranger to controversy. ACH was involved in controversy involving racial issues last year. It was surprising the see him return to the ring. At the AWE show, the former NXT superstar confronted NJPW-bound Buddy Matthews (formerly Buddy Murphy in WWE).

ACH hit the ring with the GWC championship. The title had been vacated after his abrupt retirement. Instead, the promotion backtracked and tweeted declared that ACH was still the champion.

As Jordan Myles, ACH won NXT’s first ever Breakout tournament and challenged Adam Cole for the NXT title. Matthews left WWE after a moderately successful tag team run as a member of Wesley Blake. The team was managed by Alexa Bliss.

It appears as though AWE is going to set up a program between the two for the GWC title. Matthews is set to debut for New Japan in November. A match between the two in AWE has not yet been scheduled.

ACH had announced his retirement from wrestling in an Instagram post which he has since deleted. The retirement came amid a firestorm after ACH began accusing his former employers and even other wrestlers of racial bias.

Will ACH wind up in AEW or WWE or will he remain independent? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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