Zack Gibson and James Drake stepped into the AEW ring for the first time on April 27, not as members of the All Elite roster, but as formidable opponents nonetheless. Their tag team clash against the Acclaimed on AEW Collision showcased their talent, igniting speculation about their future with the company.

Despite their impressive performance, the duo has been conspicuously absent from AEW TV since that night. This absence has fueled inquiries about their contractual status and potential allegiance with the promotion.

Reports from Fightful Select indicate ongoing negotiations between the Grizzled Young Vets and AEW. However, as of the latest update, their transition to All Elite Wrestling is not yet a certainty. Nonetheless, the promotion has expressed a keen interest in adding the dynamic team to its roster.

“We’re told that there have been ongoing AEW contract talks between the two sides, but that as of last week, it wasn’t a slam dunk that they’d end up there. All Elite Wrestling does maintain interest in the team.”


While Zack Gibson and James Drake have made appearances in TNA Wrestling, their tenure there was contract-free. Their departure from the TNA scene in March left fans wondering where they would land next.

What are your thoughts on the potential addition of Zack Gibson and James Drake to the AEW roster? Do you believe they would be a valuable asset to the promotion’s tag team division? Share your insights on how their dynamic wrestling style could enhance AEW’s programming and elevate the competition in the tag team scene.

Steve Carrier

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