AEW signs Darby Allin and Hikaru Shida

AEW signs Darby Allin and Hikaru Shida

Standout independent wrestler Darby Allin has joined All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

The former pro skateboarder has made a name for himself on the independent scene in recent years. He’s thrilled audiences across the world with his high-flying daredevil style. He’s been a mainstay in EVOLVE while also competing for Major League Wrestling (MLW), Game Changer Wrestling (GCW), Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), Bar Wrestling, DEFY Wrestling and more.

Darby Allin appeared at the conclusion of the latest episode of AEW’s The Road To Double or Nothing Youtube series, which you can view below. He will most likely be part of the Double or Nothing card, but his first advertised match for AEW takes place a month later.

Darby Allin vs. Cody Rhodes has been confirmed for FYTER FEST, AEW’s live wrestling event that is part of the CEO gaming event in Daytona Beach, FL on June 29th.

AEW also revealed that former WCW star Glacier will be a participant in the Double or Nothing Over Budget Battle Royal. Glacier admits that he is not the wrestler he once was and there will be wrestlers in the match who are probably half his age. That said, he can still muster what it takes to compete at a high level and plans to show fans what he’s got at Double or Nothing.


AEW has signed another talent to their women’s division. The promotion announced recently that Hikaru Shida will join the upstart promotion.

The 30-year-old from the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan is a 12-year pro and has an acting background as well. Most recently, Shida has been wrestling for the OZ Academy promotion in Japan. AEW’s Aja Kong has been a frequent opponent of Shida’s in the promotion over the years.

Shida wrestled for 6-years in the Ice Ribbon promotion as well. She has also wrestled with the Sendai Girls promotion, where she’s worked a few matches against another AEW roster member, Nyla Rose.

AEW sent out the following to their social media accounts recently:

She has appeared in 7 films, including 2010’s “Mutant Girls Squad” and 8 television shows.

Updated AEW Roster

AEW Female Roster:

  1. Aja Kong
  2. Allie
  3. Bea Priestley
  4. Brandi Rhodes
  5. Britt Baker
  6. Hikaru Shida
  7. Kylie Rae
  8. Nyla Rose
  9. Penelope Ford
  10. Sadie Gibbs
  11. Yuka Sakazaki

AEW Male Roster:

  1. Hangman Page
  2. Brandon Cutler
  3. Chris Jericho
  4. Christopher Daniels
  5. Chuckie T
  6. CIMA
  7. Cody Rhodes
  8. Frankie Kazarian
  9. Jimmy Havoc
  10. “Bad Boy” Joey Janela
  11. Jungle Boy
  12. Kenny Omega
  13. Kip Sabian
  14. Matt Jackson
  15. Nick Jackson
  16. MJF
  17. Michael Nakazawa
  18. PAC
  19. Pentagon Jr.
  20. Rey Fenix
  21. Sammy Guevara
  22. Scorpio Sky
  23. Sonny Kiss
  24. Trent Beretta



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