AEW is still inking deals with people that they want to keep around, despite a few recent roster departures. Now, it appears that Tony Khan’s company will hear Ian Riccaboni for years to come.

Ian Riccaboni entered the scene for AEW after Tony Khan bought ROH. At this point in time, Riccaboni has appeared as a voice of ROH and other AEW shows.

Sean Sapp noted behind Fightful’s paywall that Ian Riccaboni has inked a deal with AEW. This is a multi-year contract as well.

Ian Riccaboni has signed on the dotted line with All Elite Wrestling and Ring of Honor.


Fightful Select has confirmed that Ian Riccaboni has signed a multi-year contract with All Elite Wrestling. He’s served as the ROH play-by-play announcer, and will be working several AEW Collision dates this summer. He appeared on the July 15 show and received heavy praise both backstage and from fans for his performance.

It was also noted that, “Riccaboni was one of the last original ROH contracts to last through the acquisition and was brought aboard. We’re told that Riccaboni was actually originally offered the role to do AEW Collision full-time, but cited prioritizing family as a reason he didn’t want to do it full-time, and recommended Kevin Kelly for the spot.”

The report went on to say that, “Riccaboni will call the next four episodes of AEW Collision, and will also spell both Kevin Kelly and Excalibur when they need time off. He’s primarily been calling ROH shows remotely.”

We will have to see how AEW uses Ian Riccaboni, but fans love him, and he already has a ton of respect in the pro wrestling business.

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