AEW Signing 2022: List of New Additions to AEW in 2022

AEW Signing 2022

All Elite Wrestling has been expanding their roster since the first quarter of last year and the early signs in 2022 also seem to be that the company are looking for more value additions in the roster.

Here is the list of new signings in AEW in the year 2022.

1. Brody King

  • First Appearance – AEW Dynamite January 12 episode – Joined Malakai Black in attacking Penta El Zero M and Varsity Blondes
  • Debut Match – Kings of the Black Throne(Malakai Black & Brody King) vs Varsity Blondes(Brian Pillman JR. & Griff Garrison) at AEW Dynamite January 19, 2022

Brody King was the first wrestler to be signed by AEW from the ROH roster after ROH released all their wrestlers in December 2021. He joined the House of Black with Malakai Black. The pair was earlier working as a tag team in other independent promotions.

2. Danhausen

  • First Appearance – AEW Dynamite Beach Break 2022 – During Adam Cole vs Orange Cassidy Lights Out Match
  • Debut Match – vs Tony Nese at AEW Dynamite May 11, 2022

Danhausen has a surprise debut in AEW at Beach Break Dynamite special on January 26, 2022. He has since allied with Orange Cassidy and Best Friends in their stable. He was previously signed with ROH until December 2021.

3. Keith Lee

Keith Lee AEW Debut
  • First Appearance – AEW Dynamite February 9 in Face of Revolution Qualifying match
  • Debut Match – vs Isiah Kassidy at AEW Dynamite February 9, 2022 episode(Face of Revolution Qualifying match)

Tony Khan has announced that a new signing will face Isiah Kassidy on the Dynamite episode of February 9. It turned out to be none other than “The Limitless” Keith Lee. Lee destroyed Isiah Kassidy in his AEW debut match which was also the qualifier for the face of the Revolution Ladder match.

4. Shane Strickland(Isiaih “Swerve” Scott)

Shane Strickland
  • First Appearance – AEW Revolution 2022
  • Debut Match – vs Tony Nese at Rampage March 11, 2022

There is a report from Fightful Select that AEW has signed Shane Strickland. He appeared at AEW Revolution to make his signing official. He faced Tony Nese in his debut match at AEW Rampage episode of March 11.

5. Buddy Mathews(Buddy Murphy)

Buddy Murphy

First Appearance – AEW Dynamite February 23, 2022 – Aligned with House of Black to attack PAC and Penta Oscuro.
Debut Match – AEW Revolution Pre-show – House of Black vs PAC, Penta Oscura & Erick Redbeard

Buddy Mathews appeared on AEW Dynamite after the match between Kings of the Black Throne and PAC & Penta. Mathews joined House of Black as he attacked PAC & Penta. AEW announced shortly afterward that he has signed with the company.

6. Jeff Hardy

Jeff Hardy File Photo
Credit- WWE
  • First Appearance – AEW Dynamite – March 9, 2022
  • Debut Match – The Hardys vs Private Party at AEW Dynamite March 16, 2022

Jeff Hardy announced in an interview with Jared Myers that he has signed with AEW. He debuted in AEW on March 9 episode of AEW Dynamite when he came out to save Matt Hardy, Darby Allin and Sting from Andrade’s stable. His debut match in AEW came the following week in a tag team match against Private Party.

7. William Regal

William Regal AEW Roster 2022
  • First Appearance – AEW Revolution 2022

William Regal has come to AEW in a mentor/manager role for Blackpool Combat Club. He came out as a surprise at AEW Revolution after Bryan vs Moxley match when they were on the warpath. He went on to slap both of them to put some sense in them and united them as a tag team.

8. Toni Storm

Toni Storm AEW Roster 2022
  • First Appearance – AEW Dynamite – March 30, 2022
  • Debut Match – AEW Dynamite – March 30, 2022 – vs The Bunny- Owen Hart Tournament Qualifier

Toni Storm made her way to AEW on March 30 episode of Dynamite. She came in as the surprise opponent against The Bunny in the qualifier for Owen Hart Tournament.

9. Samoa Joe

Samoa Joe AEW Roster 2022
  • First Appearance – ROH Supercard of Honor – April 1, 2022
  • Debut Match – AEW Dynamite – April 6, 2022 – vs Max Caster- Owen Hart Tournament Qualifier

After his release from WWE, Samoa Joe signed with AEW to work both on AEW and ROH. He made first appearance at ROH Supercard of Honor 2022 where he saved Jonathan Gresham and Lee Moriarty from Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt. Joe defeated Max Caster in his AEW debut on Dynamite April 6 episode.

10. Stokely Hathaway(Malcolm Bivens)

Malcolm Bivens AEW Roster 2022
  • First Appearance – AEW Double or Nothing – May 29, 2022

Stokely Hathaway arrived at AEW at Double or Nothing 2022 to join the Baddies and distract Anna Jay in the match against Jade Cargill. He is currently managing The Baddies stable and is also creating a men’s stable.

11. Athena(Ember Moon)

Athena AEW Roster 2022
  • First Appearance – AEW Double or Nothing – May 29, 2022
  • Debut Match – vs Keira Hogan, AEW Rampage – June 3, 2022

Athena, aka Ember Moon from WWE, debut in AEW at Double or Nothing 2022 when she arrived to help out Anna Jay and Kris Statlander. She defeated Keira Hogan in her AEW in-ring debut.

12. Rush

Rush AEW Roster
  • First Appearance – AEW Double or Nothing – May 29, 2022
  • Debut Match – Royal Rampage Battle Royal at AEW Rampage 1 July 2022

Rush joined Andrade Family Office as a partner as revealed on Double or Nothing 2022. His in-ring debut came during Royal Rampage Battle Royal where he was eliminated in the middle of the match.

13. Claudio Castagnoli

Claudio Castagnoli AEW Roster 2022
  • First Appearance – AEW*NJPW Forbidden Door- June 26, 2022
  • Debut Match – vs Zack Sabre Jr., Forbidden Door – June 25, 2022

Claudio Castagnoli, formerly known as Cesaro, debuted for AEW at Forbidden Door PPV to join Blackpool Combat Club and face Zack Sabre Jr. He has also won the ROH World Championship at Death Before Dishonor event by defeating Jonathan Gresham.

14. Madison Rayne

Madison Rayne AEW Roster 2022
  • First Appearance – AEW Dark: Elevation – August 2, 2022
  • Debut Match – vs Leila Gray, AEW Rampage- August 5, 2022

Rayne joined AEW both as a coach and performer. She debut with a commentary appearance on Dark: Elevation episode and was confronted by TBS Women’s Champion Jade Cargill. She later defeated Leila Gray in her AEW debut at Rampage on August 5, 2022.

15. Saraya(Paige)

  • First Appearance – Dynamite Grand Slam – September 21, 2022
  • Debut Match – Yet to come

Saraya debuted on Grand Slam 2022 special episode as she came out to save Toni Storm from Britt Baker and Jamie Hayter from a post match beatdown.


  1. It would be good to see paige and Lita to come into aew aswell as tonight blanchard daughter aswell

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