Mystery Vignette Airs During AEW Collision

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A cryptic vignette has sparked speculation that AEW is bringing in a new star.

On the July 6th episode of AEW Collision, a video clip showed the command “holo.grm” being types into a computer. We then saw the back of a man in white running and jumping into a digital portal before the screen changed to a close-up of a mysterious man in a mask. The clip ended with the words “loading soon.”

Since the vignette aired, the rumour mill has gone into overdrive with fans suspecting it’s a tease of former WWE star Ricochet making his AEW debut. However, many have pointed out that the man seen in the video has no resemblance to the former Intercontinental Champion.

Instead, others have pointed to the figure’s mask mirroring that of AAA’s Aero Star, who has made several appearances in AEW in the past. Most recently, Star joined Gravity and Dios Del Inframundo in a losing effort against Bullet Club Gold back in September 2023.

Will Ricochet Sign With AEW?

On July 1st, Ricochet officially became a free agent after letting his WWE contract expire. Since then, speculation has been rife on his next move, with it being widely thought the former WWE Speed Champion would become All Elite sooner rather than later.

While he is said to have interest from several promotions, it has now been reported that Ricochet will join AEW “soon.” Talks between the two sides have now begun, and the star’s agent was said to be backstage at the July 3rd edition of Dynamite.