It did not take Top Dolla too long before he understood how things went about in WWE, but he never really managed to get himself over as much as the company would have liked. WWE ended up releasing him back in September and now Dolla’s first post-WWE gig has been unveiled.

After Triple H took charge of WWE’s creative direction, Top Dolla and the rest of his group returned to the company in August 2022, except for Swerve Strickland, who is now with AEW. As previously reported, Top Dolla was released by WWE in September as part of the company’s previous slew of releases.

Top Dolla also revealed his booking availability following his WWE release, which would be on January 1st, 2024. Therefore, in light of his impending free agency, GCW took to Twitter and announced that Top Dolla, now known as AJ Francis, will return to the promotion at their GCW Look At Me event on January 26.



Just Signed:

AJ FRANCIS returns to GCW on 1/26 in TAMPA!

Andrade El Idolo
Deppen vs Mansoor
Nick Gage
Blake Christian
Maki Itoh
Masha Slamovich

Get Tix:

Watch LIVE on
Fri 1/26 – 8PM
Egypt Shrine Center
Tampa FL

Top Dolla wrestled at the GCW For The Culture event last year, months before he returned to WWE. There, he and Tehuti Miles lost to Shane Taylor Promotions. Regardless, we’ll have to see how Top Dolla will fare in his first match back since his WWE release.

What is your view on Top Dolla returning to GCW following his WWE release? Do you think he will have a good time in the promotion? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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