WWE and AEW both have television shows going, and it is possible that they can pull from the same talent pool. Every so often, an indie wrestler is able to pull off the impressive feat of appearing for both companies in a short period of time. That happened once again.

Independent wrestler Manny Lemons is the latest in a growing list of names of people who were able to cash WWE and AEW checks in consecutive fashion. Lemons appeared on RAW and AEW Dark: Elevation on the same day this week.

Manny Lemons was one of the security guards who was supposed to escort the Bloodline out of the ring at the beginning of this week’s show. He also appeared on AEW Dark: Elevation earlier that day as he teamed with Atiba in a losing effort against Isiah Kassidy & Matt Hardy.

The AEW Dark: Elevation match was filmed during the December 28th taping. So, it’s not like Manny Lemons worked for both companies on the same day, but he was able to make a pretty cool thing happen on Monday as he gained plenty of exposure.


Kelsey Heather was the first talent to appear on Raw and AEW Dark: Elevation at the same time. She pulled that off on July 12th, 2021. Cameron Stewart later wrestled on the September 21, 2021, editions of WWE NXT and AEW Dark

That’s not all, because Kayla Sparks appeared on SmackDown, and she wrestled on Rampage on February 25th, 2022. Also, on April 11th, Ashley D’Ambrose appeared on Raw and Dark: Elevation.

We’ll have to see who is able to pull off this impressive “Rick Rude” trick next. If anything, you would think AEW and WWE might not love it when this kind of thing happens.

What’s your take on this interesting situation? Sound off in the comments!

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