AEW signs Nigel McGuinness

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AEW has announced the signing of Nigel McGuinness following his appearance at ROH Supercard of Honor.

McGuinness (Steven Haworth), 47, made a surprise return to Ring of Honor last Friday and as part of the commentary team throughout the show alongside Ian Riccaboni and Caprice Coleman.

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!

— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) April 5, 2023

The former ROH World Champion had worked with WWE for over six years when he joined the promotion as a commentator in 2016. McGuinness began his tenure by calling the two-night WWE United Kingdom Championship tournament in early 2017 and would go on to be a commentator for NXT, 205 Live, and Main Event. After being furloughed during the pandemic, McGuiness returned to the company as a commentator for NXT UK until his release last October.

McGuinness retired from in-ring competition in 2011 and transitioned to an on-screen authority role and later as a commentator for Ring of Honor prior to joining WWE.

Glad to see Nigel employed again. I hope he gets a decent role. He could work as a manager.