Anthony Henry earns his contract.
According to Mike Johnson, WWE has signed former EVOLVE Tag Team Champion and FIP Champion Anthony Henry. Henry will be heading to train at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, prior to debuting on NXT.
Henry, 36, recently wrapped up at PWX in North Carolina, posting a goodbye to the promotion on Twitter.
I guess this is goodbye. pic.twitter.com/UzjUpZuCo0— Anthony Henry (@Antnyhenry) January 17, 2021
In an interview with Andrew Thompson in December 2020, Henry said he'd be at peace if he never signed a contract.
“I’m cool with it man. I’m at peace. Like I said, most of that comes from the pandemic and my experience through that and learning who I am without professional wrestling because, for the longest time, that’s all I knew. It was like, who am I without professional wrestling? Who is Anthony Henry without professional wrestling? But I figured that out, so now if nothing great happens with professional wrestling, my life’s still great and I’m not suffering anymore and I’m good with it. I’ve done more than what most people have done in professional wrestling, you know what I mean? Traveled to other countries, worked for different promotions, wrestled the majority of all the biggest independent wrestling stars at least. Yeah. How can I complain about that? I’ve done great things, my way so I’m good with it."
EVOLVE closed its doors in 2020, following the global pandemic shutting down shows. WWE currently employs several former EVOLVE stars, namely: Curt Stallion, Anthony Greene, Leon Ruff, Shotzi Blackheart, Brandi Lauren (Skyler Story), and Josh Briggs.