Alex Zayne: ROH Reached Out Shortly After WWE Release

Alex Zayne was a surprise entrant in the Honor Rumble at ROH Death Before Dishonor. He entered the 15-man rumble at number 16 and ended up winning the Honor Rumble.

As a result of his victory, Zayne will earn a shot at the ROH World Title, which is currently held by Bandido.

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Speaking on Hot Tag Hooligans Wrestling Podcast Show, Zayne explained how his appearance came about.

"Ring of Honor reached out to me shortly after my release. Very thankfully, because I worked with them a little bit...I complete two shows with them before I was signed and the third show I did with them, we were in Vegas the day the pandemic was announced and that show got wiped, so I didn't get to do it. A few months later is when I started talking with WWE and working on the paperwork there," he said. "(ROH and I) pretty much picked up right where we left off. It kind of felt like my debut. In my debut, I defeated Bandido. It felt like good timing. They hit me up, we had the date locked down pretty quickly after my release."

Zayne said the locker room in ROH is a good atmosphere and many people were excited to see him and work with him.

Zayne, who went by the name Ari Sterling in WWE, was released by the company on August 6.

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