New Japan Strong talent and now former Ring of Honor wrestler Brody King has reportedly signed with AEW, a tease of which may have been seen Wednesday on Dynamite.
Bodyslam.net's Cassidy Haynes reported the news Wednesday night, confirmed by what he said were multiple sources.
Haynes said one source said the deal was done as early as Thanksgiving weekend, nearly immediately after the news of Ring of Honor going dark in Q1 of 2022 and releasing all contracted wrestlers as a result. Haynes believed Wednesday's House of Black vignette featuring Malakai Black was the tease of his impending debut as Black was with a black hooded person.
King appeared with Black at PWG's Mystery Vortex in August, saving Bandido from an attack. The two have been friends for more than five years.
The 34-year-old King was part of last Saturday's ROH Final Battle pay-per-view, teaming with Rocky Romero, Homicide and Tony Deppen in a win over EC3, Eli Isom, Taylor Rust and Tracy Williams. Outside of ROH and New Japan Strong appearances, he has also been appearing more frequently on the indies as of late and will work for GCW this weekend.
King had been with ROH since 2018, signing a new deal in early-2020.