Ring Of Honor Legend Planning To Make Wrestling Comeback

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A former Ring of Honor World Champion is hoping to return to the ring and it could lead to a match at an upcoming AEW event.

Nigel McGuinness is currently locked into his job as the main color commentator on the AEW Collision show that airs on Saturday nights. For most of the last decade, Nigel has been an announcer in pro wrestling from his various jobs in WWE until he joined AEW earlier this year.

Prior to his current run as an announcer, Nigel McGuinness was one of the men that really put Ring of Honor on the map and was one of the greatest champions in company history. During his career in Ring of Honor, Nigel was a former ROH World & ROH Pure Champion. Nigel’s 545-day reign as ROH World Champion is the second-longest title run in the company behind only Samoa Joe.

It has been reported by Fightful Select that Nigel McGuinness could return to the ring soon. Their report notes that Nigel has been “taking measures to try to return to the ring” although Fightful doesn’t know if Nigel has been cleared to return to the ring.

The last time McGuinness wrestled was in December 2011 while his last televised match was in September of 2010 on TNA Xplosion against Stevie Richards. Nigel wrestled for TNA as Desmond Wolfe.

Fightful also noted that “McGuinness was brought up in recent months as a possible competitor on the AEW All In card” since the Ring of Honor legend is from England and it’s taking place in Wembley Stadium. However, it’s not known if the idea has been followed up on or if it will actually happen at All In on August 27th.

Nigel McGuinness Recently Called Out Bryan Danielson

Earlier this month, Nigel took some shots at his biggest Ring of Honor rival, Bryan Danielson. The former WWE & ROH World Champion Danielson is currently out of action with a broken arm and will likely miss the upcoming All In & All Out pay-per-view events.

“Let’s be honest, we all saw the x-rays and…you know, one of those bones was perfectly okay. I don’t know how many bones are in the human body, like 206. He’s got all of them, apart from one. Does he really need time off? He’s sitting at home, taking a paycheck, digging those clams out of the sand when he could be in there wrestling with me. To be perfectly honest, he’s probably a bit scared, I think so.”

Those comments from Nigel likely seem to be a case of a pro wrestler working, so perhaps when Nigel does wrestle again, he’ll likely face off with his buddy Danielson one more time.