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Alex Zayne on ROH Contacting Him Shortly After His WWE Release

September 16, 2021 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Alex Zayne ROH Death Before Dishonor Image Credit: ROH/Twitter

– Speaking to the Hot Tag Hooligans Wrestling Podcast Show, former WWE talent Alex Zayne (aka Ari Sterling), discussed getting a call to work with ROH after his recent WWE release. He stated the following (via Fightful):

“Ring of Honor reached out to me shortly after my release. Very thankfully, because I worked with them a little bit…I complete two shows with them before I was signed and the third show I did with them, we were in Vegas the day the pandemic was announced and that show got wiped, so I didn’t get to do it. A few months later is when I started talking with WWE and working on the paperwork there. (ROH and I) pretty much picked up right where we left off. It kind of felt like my debut. In my debut, I defeated Bandido. It felt like good timing. They hit me up, we had the date locked down pretty quickly after my release.”

WWE had released Alex Zayne and a group of other NXT talents, including Bronson Reed and Bobby Fish, last month.