The news that long-time WWE producer Dean Malenko was leaving following a 19-year stint with the promotion came as a shock to most, but apparently not to Starrcast II promoter Conrad Thompson.
Sapp says that Malenko’s fellow ex-WWE producer and Four Horsemen teammate Arn Anderson, who is also part of the Starrcast II event, connected him with Thompson.
Malenko was announced for Starrcast the day after his WWE release was confirmed.
This Superstarr is known as The Man of a 1000 holds!! He’s held championships all over the world… #Starrcast II is proud to welcome DEAN MALENKO to Las Vegas, Memorial Day Weekend!
Appearing Friday 1-4pm at Caesars Palace
— #StarrcastOnFITE (@StarrcastEvents) April 26, 2019
Starrcast II takes place in association with AEW Double Or Nothing between May 23-26 in Las Vegas. For more information including details on who is appearing, live shows, podcasts, and much more visit the official site.