At the beginning of 2022, Rohit Raju announced that he was a free agent, signalling his departure from IMPACT Wrestling.
Raju has made the rounds on the Independent scene and has appeared at AEW Dark tapings at Universal Studios in Orlando.
Speaking on the Alliance Pro Wrestling podcast, Raju discussed what's currently going on in his career now that he's a free agent.
"A lot of indies, and some disappointment. You hit up these promotions and they don't hit you back. It is what it is. Luckily, AEW hit me up and flew me down for Dark. I've kind of just been going to the shows and trying to get what I can. They treated me really well. I don't know where that will go, but hopefully, it will go somewhere. I'll keep hustling and just trying to pick up Indie shows," he said.
Raju appeared at the January AEW Dark tapings, wrestling Shawn Dean, but the match never made it to YouTube. He was also part of the February AEW Dark tapings.
"When I asked I was a free agent, they hit me up and asked if I wanted to come down and do Dark," Raju said when asked how his AEW appearances came about. "I said yes. I had one match the first time I went, I don't think it ever aired. I don't know what was up with that. The other match, I don't know if that will air or not. I think they were just seeing how I operate. They knew who I was and knew of my work, but I think they just wanted to see me up close. It was cool. It was really cool experience and I was grateful and happy to be there and be a part of it. Obviously, I want more. I want anything I can get at the moment. It sucks sometimes because you know you're worth and if other people don't or don't want to take a chance on it, it's a hard pill to swallow, especially in pro wrestling because there are so many untalented people who are unsigned, whether they are name value or not. You're just all competing and trying to eat off the same plate and it can be very tough. We just have to keep moving forward."
When NWA and MLW were mentioned as possibilities for Raju, he said those were two companies that he had reached out to but hadn't heard back from.
"I hit them up and got nothing back. It was kind of a bummer. I know Myron Reed said, 'hit these guys up.' Matt Cardona helped out a lot with NWA, but nobody hit me back up. I would love to do those, especially NWA. You get me in front of that podium and let me go off, I was built for that. That style of wrestling too, I would really love a shot there to have some fun. Same thing with New Japan, I just never heard anything back," he said.
Raju most recently wrestled at Glory Pro Anniversary V and has wrestled at Warrior Wrestling and AAW.
He is set to face Trey Miguel at an upcoming Insane Wrestling Revolution event.
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