AEW signed a lot of former WWE superstars. Cesaro was the latest major superstar who jumped ship from WWE to AEW. The Swiss Superman made his AEW debut against Zack Sabre Jr. at the Forbidden Door PPV event. Now, another former employee of Vince McMahon’s found his way to AEW, but he never made it past NXT 2.0.

It appears that another major name could be making their way to Tony Khan’s promotion. JJ Williams of Wrestling Observer Newsletter posted an image of Parkour Boudreaux flexing his muscles at AEW Dark tapings.

Harland was released from his NXT contract, a move that surprised many. It didn’t take him very long to end up in AEW.

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Parker Boudreaux used to wrestle on NXT 2.0 under the ring name Harland. Boudreaux was paired with Joe Gacy until WWE dropped the pairing without any explanation. Boudreaux was released from his NXT contract in April 2022.

The former football player had already made his debut for Major League Wrestling in June. Boudreaux showed up at Major League Wrestling’s Battle Riot IV, the promotion’s version of the Royal Rumble match. He’s been very busy, but it’s also important to remember that showing up on Dark isn’t a 100% sign he inked an actual contract. This very well could have been a per appearance deal for the former Harland.

Boudreaux isn’t the only ex-WWE star to show up on Dark. Former NXT 2.0 star Troy ‘Two Dimes’ Donovan was also at the recent Dark tapings. Keep reading Ringside News for more!

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