A former WWE star has discussed working for AEW and being emotional for the talent.
In 2022, Trent Seven was released from WWE after NXT UK went on hiatus to make way for the NXT Europe expansion scheduled for later this year.
Shortly after his release, Seven made two appearances for All Elite Wrestling. He challenged Orange Cassidy for the AEW All-Atlantic Championship (now the AEW International Championship) on the December 7, 2022 episode of AEW Rampage.
The following week, the former NXT Tag Team Champion teamed with Kip Sabian, The Butcher and The Blade to face Cassidy, Dustin Rhodes and Best Friends in a loss.
In a recent interview with the Touch Grass Wrestling podcast, Trent Seven discussed working for AEW and why he got emotional for the talent. He said:
“It’s a weird one. It was very, very quick. It happened almost overnight, the whole thing. I’ve been very lucky to have met some wonderful people like Adam Cole. And obviously, I had my own company, [an] indie fed in the UK, as well.”
“Pretty much the whole roster has either lived in my house, or I’ve wrestled them, or I’ve bought them a flight, or, do you know what I mean? Put them up in a hotel. It just pays back.”
“So when I walked into that locker room, it must have been like 40 people who have either lived in my house, or you know? And I was like, ‘F**k.’ And I was so [emotional]. Not for me, for them.”
Seven has continued working on the independent scene and most recently wrestled on May 27, where he defeated JP Simms at Ultimate Championship Wrestling’s Anniversary Show in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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
If you want to stay fully updated on all the latest wrestling news, click the red bell in the bottom right of your screen to receive notifications from WrestleTalk.com straight to your device!
- Matt Riddle Released By WWE
- Released WWE Star Reveals New Name?
- Planned AEW PPV Match ‘In Jeopardy’
- WWE Higher-Up Addresses Matt Riddle Being Released
- John Cena Match Set For September 22 WWE SmackDown
- WWE Official Comments On Recent Releases
- Major LA Knight SmackDown Plans Pulled Due To COVID-19
- Possible Reason For Mustafa Ali Sudden WWE Release Revealed?
- The Miz Comments On Dolph Ziggler WWE Release
- Released WWE Star ‘Promises To Keep Going’ Following Release