Is Aiden English joining IMPACT wrestling? Fans say 'Drama King' was 'overlooked' for years
A segment announcing the debut of the former Aiden English ran at IMPACT Wrestling's Slammiversary pay-per-view, despite the fact that he did not appear on camera at any time, news outlets reported on Saturday, July 15.
English was in the news in 2018 last when he teased that he had some dirt on Lana which could split up her and Rusev's coupling, which WWE fans said could have had something to do with Lana bedding WWE superstar Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.
The Slammiversary event is not only Impact Wrestling's most exciting event of the year, especially since it was their first pay-per-view event with a live audience. But it is also boosted by the possibility of seeing a star performer from another promotion, such as All Elite Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, or, of course, the WWE. Following the singles match between W Morrissey and Eddie Edwards at Slammiversary 2021, the IMPACT Wrestling audience was treated to a vignette of a newcomer.
Is Aiden English joining IMPACT wrestling?
An unidentified individual was observed writing the words "Long Live the King" on a piece of poster board in the vignette. After penning the statement, the word "DRAMA" was scribbled in front of "King." Throughout his career, English was known as "Drama King", which means that English could well be on his way to join IMPACT wrestling.
English has been most recently working independent promotions, following his 2020 WWE release, under his real name Matthew Rehwoldt, according to Cultaholic. However, it is still unclear what name English would be using on IMPACT. WWE CEO Vince McMahon’s company owns the name “Aiden English", reported Ringside News. English wrestled for WWE from 2012 to 2020, where he originally earned attention for his opera singing before and after matches in NXT. Later, he and Simon Gotch created the tag team The Vaudevillains, and the two won the NXT Tag Team Championships in 2015.
'What a tease!'
Fans took to Twitter to share their excitement. "AIDEN ENGLISH!!!!! Holy shit! I can't wait to see him show up! What a tease!!! #Slammiversary," said one. "I love that Impact did those Slammiversary hype videos hinting at everybody from Samoa Joe to Bryan Danielson and so far the surprises have been Chelsea Green, No Way Jose and just a tease for Aiden English," said another. "aiden english is fantastic, I really hope impact actually do something with him," a third chimed in.
I love that Impact did those Slammiversary hype videos hinting at everybody from Samoa Joe to Bryan Danielson and so far the surprises have been Chelsea Green, No Way Jose and just a tease for Aiden English.— Trevor Dame (@TrevorDame) July 18, 2021
aiden english is fantastic, I really hope impact actually do something with him 👍— molly 🌸 (@neobiishikineko) July 18, 2021
'Overlooked for so long'
"Gonna be fun to see Aiden English (or Matt Rehwoldt or whatever he'll go by) back on a big stage. #Slammiversary," said a Twitter fan. "Drama King? Someone finally hired Aiden English?" another wondered. "Cool to see that Aiden English is coming to #ImpactWrestling. The man has been overlooked for so long. #Slammiversary," a third said.
Gonna be fun to see Aiden English (or Matt Rehwoldt or whatever he'll go by) back on a big stage. #Slammiversary— Ryan Mulligan🌪️#TornadoDDT (@WasabiRyo) July 18, 2021
Drama King? Someone finally hired Aiden English?— Based World (@spiesryan69) July 18, 2021