AEW started teasing a “ huge new signing ” at Revolution from Dynamite.
Paul Wight, a new signatory himself, said a Hall of Famer worthy talent would strike a multi-year pay-per-view deal and it turns out he was talking about the WWE legend and from TNA, Christian.
The 47-year-old returned to the ring last year in WWE with an unauthorized match against Randy Orton before making his official return to the Royal Rumble this year.
It was widely reported that Christian would return to WWE with a similar deal to the former label team partner Edge and he expressed after the Rumble that he wanted to end his career on his own terms.
He initially left wrestling in 2014 after suffering a series of concussions that forced him to retire.
Tony Khan had said he was a longtime fan of the surprise signing and Christian is well known for being one of the best pure workers in the business during his heyday.
Some of his peers have placed him in the discussion as one of the greatest of all time from a work standpoint.
Fans had been hoping for a name like Brock Lesnar or CM Punk, but Christian certainly matches what AEW had announced and he will bring a lot of value to the company in a number of ways.
Christian’s experience will be invaluable to the young talent working at AEW and he can still put on a great game too, as evidenced by the Royal Rumble.