Griff Garrison Says He Signed With AEW Following Dynamite Match Against MJF

Griff Garrison might not have the graphic, but he is All Elite.

Garrison has been a regular on AEW since June 2020 when he started making appearances on AEW Dark. Since then, Garrison has found himself teaming with Brian Pillman Jr as part of the Varsity Blonds. The duo has found plenty of success with AEW, ranking number three in the official AEW rankings on April 28.

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Speaking to Lucha Libre Online (transcription via Luis Pulido), Garrison discussed how he linked up with AEW and revealed that he signed following his July 22, 2020 Dynamite match against MJF.

“Bill Barrett, he is my agent. He is very very tight with Christopher Daniels, who books like the kind of new guys, and he’s also talked with QT [Marshall] because QT does the same thing as well. Back in March, when COVID hit, I didn’t really have any shows going on and he got in contact with them to see if I could do like an extra spot, just come in and do a couple of matches. I got the call from Bill in late May saying 'You’re going to All Elite Wrestling next week, so get ready, prepare and go train.' I got down there and the first match was with Jimmy [Havoc] and Lance [Archer] and they went great man and ever since then, they liked my performances and brought me back. I had a match with Ricky Starks, they brought me back after that. After that, I had that Dynamite with MJF and, after that match, I was signed. Kudos to Bill for hooking that up. It was crazy because, in such a short time, my life just kind of flip-flopped because I thought 'No more shows, I have to find a real job,' you know, that sort of thing, and here we are sitting here almost a year later," said Garrison.

AEW does have different contract tiers with a tier 0 contract representing "agreed to appear" and a tier 1 contract representing "base contract agreement" in AEW.

When wrestlers are moved from a tier 0 to a tier 1, they are usually given the All Elite graphic on social media.

Despite his success in AEW, Garrison has not been given the All Elite graphic.

The Varsity Blonds were in action on the April 27 episode of AEW Dark, defeating Duke Davis & Ganon Jones. You can find full results from AEW Dark by clicking here.

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