CLAUDIO CASTAGNOLI: Tony Khan explains how Castagnolis debut came about

Posted on 6/27/122 by Colin Vassallo

AEWs newest arrival, Claudio Castagnoli,
was part of the post-show media scrum
yesterday and described himself being in AEW
as a kid in a candy store.

Castagnoli said that the stars needed to
align for the perfect debut and with
Danielson out injured, it was the perfect
opportunity to pull the trigger. He said he
knows most of the people in AEW and when
asked who his dream opponent is, Castagnoli
said it doesnt matter to him, what matters
is who the fans want to see him wrestle. He
signed off by saying that Claudio is All
Elite and got a big bear hug from his new

Meanwhile, AEW President Tony Khan said that
the two have been in contact since June 2
and signed him to a deal although he wasnt
sure if he would make his debut at Forbidden
Door or at the upcoming Ring of Honor pay-
per-view next month.

Khan revealed that Danielson told him hes
not feeling great last weekend and suggested
Castagnoli as his replacement. It was then
that Khan broke the news to Danielson that
Castagnoli was already signed and the
decision to have him debut at Forbidden Door
was made.

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