Tony Nese is officially All Elite.
Tony Khan announced that Tony Nese has officially signed with AEW. Nese is set to challenge Sammy Guevara for the AEW TNT Championship on Friday's AEW Rampage.
Nese was released by WWE on June 25. He was shown in the crowd on the October 23 episode of AEW Dynamite where he was called "one of the hottest free agents in wrestling," and then worked the AEW Dark tapings at Universal Studios on October 24.
On October 27, Nese told Chris Van Vliet that he had signed with AEW.
The TNT Title is at stake in a huge match TONIGHT on #AEWRampage! We have a great Champion @sammyguevara & I’m so impressed by the challenger, he’s been one of the hottest free agents in the business; ahead of this HUGE match tonight I’m making it official: @TonyNese IS ALL ELITE pic.twitter.com/OY6OplUs3D— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) December 4, 2021
AEW has talent signed to a tier 0 contract ("agreed to appear") and will move them up to a tier 1 contract (base contract agreement), which is often indicated by the "All Elite" graphic on social media. You can find Cody Rhodes' explanation of how tier contracts work by clicking here.
Fightful will have live coverage of AEW Rampage beginning at 10 p.m. ET.