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Former Dexter Lumis returning to action at NWA Alwayz Ready

Samuel Shaw was released by WWE in April.

Samuel Shaw, formerly Dexter Lumis in WWE NXT, has been announced as returning to the ring at the NWA Alwayz Ready pay-per-view on June 11.

NWA made the announcement on social media on Friday evening. In a tweet, the promotion stated that Shaw will be ready to compete at the show, but no opponent has been announced. 

Shaw was with WWE from February 2019 until April 2022, when he was released from his contract. He was with the NXT brand for the entirety of his WWE run. Shaw made appearances for NWA in 2018 and 2019 prior to joining WWE.

Here is the announced lineup for Alwayz Ready: 

  • Samuel Shaw returns to action
  • Bully Ray will serve as a guest commentator
  • NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Matt Cardona defends against Nick Aldis (this will either be a steel cage match or a death match)
  • NWA World Women's Champion Kamille defends against KiLynn King
  • NWA National Champion Jax Dane defends against Chris Adonis
  • NWA Television Champion Tyrus defends against Mims
  • NWA Tag Team Champions La Rebelion (Bestia 666 & Mecha Wolf) defend against The Commonwealth Connection (Doug Williams & Davey Boy Smith Jr.)
  • NWA Women's Tag Team Champions The Hex (Allysin Kay & Marti Belle) defend against Pretty Empowered (Ella Envy & Kenzie Paige)
  • Taya Valkyrie vs. Natalia Markova
  • Ricky & Kerry Morton vs. The Fixers vs. AJ Cazana & a mystery partner