Join the team? AEW has done some great things in its short history and a lot of that is due to its roster. The company brought in all kinds of stars in its early years but have picked it up even more in the last few months. They have a great ability to come figure out who should be brought in and where those people should be placed, and now we might know who is coming in next.

According to Fightful Select, former WWE star Buddy Matthews (known as Buddy Murphy in WWE) may be the next name signed to AEW. This comes as there have been growing interest and “rumblings” about the signing, though Matthews has not yet been signed to a contract. There is a chance that AEW has already come up with creative plans for Matthews, who was released from WWE in June and has wrestled in various promotions since.

Opinion: I’m not sure how big of a surprise Matthews coming in to AEW would be but it is still nice to see someone else getting a chance on the big state again. Matthews is someone else who felt like they had the chance to go to the moon in WWE but it never happened due to whatever reason. I could go for seeing him in AEW, though I’m curious to see what he is going to get to do there.

What do you think of Matthews? How would he do in AEW? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books

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