AEW has signed plenty of former WWE Superstars, but they can’t bring everyone into the company. It seems that Tony Khan intended on signing one former NXT UK Superstar, but things just didn’t work out.

WWE has released a lot of talent over the past year, and some of them are already in other companies. The free agent market is about to see big boost from those Superstars the company cut in September.

One former WWE NXT Superstar has revealed they were “incredibly close” to signing with AEW. When the WWE NXT UK brand was announced as coming to an end in August 2022, many of the stars on the brand were let go from the company. One of those names was Trent Seven, who had become a staple of the brand over the years.

Trent Seven has wrestled for numerous promotions in the United Kingdom following his release, and he recently signed a contract with TNA Wrestling ahead of their upcoming relaunch. However, speaking to Cultaholic, Seven wrestled two matches for AEW last year, and he has now revealed that he was ‘incredibly close’ to signing with AEW.


“There was one point where it was incredibly close to inking something, but sometimes things just don’t work out do they? Sometimes people are doing whatever they’re doing backstage. You know, you’re trying to plan a show [and] selling out Wembley. Sometimes some peoples’ names fall to the bottom of the thinking pile. But so be it, man.

“I couldn’t look back on the last 15 months and be prouder, I think. The way it’s worked out, the peaks and the troughs, the ups and the downs, the constant testing, the amount of people I’ve seen, the amount of countries I’ve been to. But now it feels like I’ve found a home.”

We will have to see what is next for Trent Seven. He is now with TNA Wrestling, and odds are he will be featured heavily for the company. Only time will tell if he ever makes his way to AEW, but he seems to be okay with how things have transpired.

Trent Seven may not have signed with AEW, but a lot of former WWE Superstars are about to hit the free agent market. It will be interesting to see which ones Tony Khan brings in.

What’s your take on Trent Seven almost signing with AEW? Do you think that Tony Khan should have offered him a deal? Let us know what you think in the comments section!

Felix Upton

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