Adam Cole and Daniel Bryan completed their moves from WWE to AEW on Sunday night, debuting for their new company.
The pair, along with CM Punk and other former Vince McMahon employees, are promoting the All Elite brand.
Now competing under his real name Brian Danielson, his WWE name appeared on the 40-year-old All Out Pay per View show due to his ownership of the franchise.
It was Cole who first appeared after Kenny Omega’s World Championship victory over Christian Cage.
The 32-year-old, who appeared in WWE’s NXT Takeover 36 last month, joined the elite squad before Danielson Cage’s rival staff helped Jurassic Express win.
Danielson’s contract with the WWE expired earlier this year, when he appeared at WrestleMania in April and later lost to Roman Reigns.
It is reported that the change in the American AEW is partly due to the desire to work in Japan, the company is affiliated with New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Also on Sunday night, CM Punk, who recently signed All-Elite, defeated Allen in front of a crowd in his hometown of Chicago.
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The 42-year-old is now one of several former WWE stars doing his business at AEW, including Cage, Marrow, Malakai Black and Andrew L. Adollo.
And he predicted that Danielson’s arrival would be a big hit before the show.
CM Punk said. New York PostThe boy was at the WrestleMania event.
“It’s just been removed from television. That’s a big deal.
“It’s a big deal and I think it signals to wrestling fans that this is the place I want to see.”
Fans praised the event online.