AEW signed the youngest wrestler on their roster last year, when Darby Allin presented a contract to then 16-year old Nick Wayne after a match at an independent show.
Wayne agreed to a provisional deal back in February 2022, with his in-ring debut on AEW Dynamite not taking place until he turns 18, which will happen in July.
It was announced after his match against AEW’s Swerve Strickland at Defy Wrestling on April 8 that the two would have a rematch for the title in Wayne’s first AEW match, seemingly set for the July 12 episode of the show.
Despite Wayne not yet appearing on AEW programming, there were seemingly plans ready for him some time ago.
Per Fightful Select (subscription required), AEW had tentative creative plans for Wayne to join the roster ‘months ago’.
It wasn’t specified whether such plans are still in place or not, just that they were.
Full results from AEW Double Or Nothing 2023 were as follows:
HOOK, Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy def. Austin Gunn, Colten Gunn & Ethan Page
International Championship Blackjack Battle Royal – Orange Cassidy (c) def. 20 others, last eliminating Swerve Strickland
Unsanctioned Match – Adam Cole def. Chris Jericho
AEW World Tag Team Championship (Special Guest Referee Mark Briscoe) – FTR (c) def. Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett
TNT Championship Ladder Match – Wardlow (c) def. Christian Cage
AEW Women’s World Championship – Toni Storm def. Jamie Hayter (c)
AEW World Trios Championship Open House Rules Match – Brody King, Buddy Matthews & Malakai Black (c) def. The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn
TBS Championship – Jade Cargill (c) def. Taya Valkyrie
TBS Championship – Kris Statlander def. Jade Cargill (c)
AEW World Championship – MJF (c) def. Darby Allin, Jack Perry, Sammy Guevara
Anarchy in the Arena – Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, Jon Moxley & Wheeler Yuta def. Adam Page, Kenny Omega & Young Bucks thanks to interference from Konosuke Takeshita w/Don Callis
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