Nigel McGuinness Joins AEW
Nigel McGuinness has a new home following the end of his WWE career as the wrestler-turned-announcer has officially signed with AEW.
It was a big night for Ring of Honor in Los Angeles on the 31st of March as the company presented Supercard of Honor and in a night of great action, it also proved to be a homecoming for former WWE broadcaster, Nigel McGuinness.
Nigel McGuinness made his name in wrestling as part of Ring of Honor, holding both the ROH Pure and ROH World Championships. During his time in the promotion, he shared the ring with the likes of Bryan Danielson, Kevin Steen [Owens], and Tyler Black [Seth Rollins] among many other wrestling greats.
McGuinness also spent a year in TNA as Desmond Wolfe but his career was cut short and in 2011 he embarked on a retirement tour, ending his days in the ring. McGuinness then went on to rejoin Ring of Honor as an announcer and in 2016 he was picked up by WWE working on the likes of NXT, 205 Live, Main Event, and NXT UK during his six years with the company before he was released in October 2022.
Before Supercard of Honor went live on pay-per-view, ROH ring announcer Bobby Cruise introduced McGuinness as the surprise announcer for the show as he joined Ian Riccaboni and Caprice Coleman at the announce table.
Now Tony Khan has taken to social media in the customary fashion ahead of Dynamite to confirm that Nigel McGuinness has signed with AEW.
Nigel McGuiness is a legend in pro wrestling, and now @McGuinnessNigel is All Elite!
See you all TONIGHT on @TBSNetwork for a massive Wednesday Night #AEWDynamite, and I'll have a very important announcement on TBS tonight! pic.twitter.com/KqJIN0Ba65
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) April 5, 2023
The timing of McGuinness’ arrival in AEW could prove interesting as Tony Khan has promised a huge announcement on Dynamite and the Englishman’s debut could signal the revelation of the date of the promised show in London, England.