The May 18 edition of AEW Dark will be home to a number of debuts as independent wrestling stars and hidden gems alike look to make their mark on the biggest stage of their career. Create A Pro trainee Aaron Rourke is the standout name of this crop of debuts but let’s take a look at all of the debuting talents on the show. Note: While there is a graphic making the rounds for Ren Narita debuting on Dark this has not been posted by AEW to their social media alongside all other match graphics
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— Aaron Rourke (@PerfectAaron1) May 17, 2021
A trainee from Create A Pro Aaron Rourke looks to become the latest student from the CAP school to make the jump to the big time. Other notable Create A Pro graduates in AEW include Max Caster, MJF, and Kris Statlander. Rourke’s most notable run on the independent scene came in Beyond Wrestling where he had a run with the Discovery Gauntlet during season 2 of Uncharted Territories.
Tamilian Vineesh claims to be the first Tamilian pro wrestler in the world. The “Indian Nightmare” has had runs as XVW Internet Champion has held tag team gold in the past.
Mithcell will team with Vineesh as he too makes his AEW debut. Duncan has wrestled for New South Pro Wrestling, Wrestling United, and Platinum Championship Wrestling. Mitchell is yet another QT Marshall student making the jump to AEW.
Former WWE Developmental star Kal Jak makes his AEW debut on AEW Dark this week. Jak went by Cal Bishop during his stint in NXT which ran from 2012 to 2013. After some time working indies like HOODSLAM he came back to prominence in 2020 when he wrestled on Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) Bloodsport, he has returned to GCW twice since in winning efforts at Bloodsport 4 and 5.
The Iceberg Deonn Rusman is from Alaska but is actually trained by Seth Rollins at the Black and Brave academy. Rusman has been featured in prominent indie AAWPro as part of a tag team known as inFAMy alongside Joeasa. He has also wrestled for WrestlePro and appeared on Monday Night Raw in 2019 getting beaten by Aleister Black
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