There was some question about whether Bobby Fish, who challenged Sammy Guevara for the TNT championship on Dynamite earlier tonight (Oct. 6), was working with AEW on a per appearance deal, or if he’d signed with the company.
Fish took part in MLW’s Opera Cup taping last weekend, and prior to his being added to the TNT title picture last Wednesday it was assumed he’d be with Court Bauer’s company - at least in the short term. But eagle-eyed fans also noticed that in the image being used to promote his match with Guevara, he was wearing merch with his name and an AEW logo.
It didn’t take long to solve this mystery though...
Welcome to the team…@TheBobbyFish is #AllElite pic.twitter.com/7CI57sYakw— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 7, 2021
The 44 year old former Ring of Honor and NXT Tag champ was released by WWE in August. He was stablemates with Adam Cole in NXT’s Undisputed ERA for almost the entirety of his time with WWE. In AEW, he’s vowed that he’s not done with Guevara. Beyond that, I’d expect him to serve in a player/coach role for AEW’s rising stars and younger talent. But time will tell.
Congrats on the new gig, Mr. Fish!