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AEW Dynamite: Former WWE and IMPACT stars backstage this week

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There were reportedly two names backstage at this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite: Homecoming. In a recent report from Cassidy Haynes at, these were a former WWE Superstar and a former IMPACT Knockout.

Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tony Nese was apparently at the show. Nese was released from his WWE contract back on June 25th as part of the company’s recent run of talent cuts across the rosters.

The former IMPACT Knockout that was backstage was Kiera Hogan. Hogan is a two-time IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts Tag Team Champion and opted to leave the company earlier this year to “see what else is available.”

Former WWE and IMPACT Talents Backstage at Dynamite

AEW will be heading to Pittsburgh for next week’s episodes of Dynamite and the world premiere of AEW Rampage. The following has been announced for the shows on Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th:

AEW Dynamite ’“ Wednesday 11th August 2021:

  • IMPACT Tag Team Championship Match ’“ The Good Brothers (Gallows & Anderson) vs Evil Uno and Stu Grayson of The Dark Order
  • Nyla Rose w/Vickie Guerrero vs Kris Statlander w/Orange Cassidy
  • The 5 Labors of Jericho: Chapter 4 ’“ Chris Jericho vs Wardlow w/MJF

AEW Rampage ’“ Friday 13th August 2021:

  • AEW Women’s Championship Match ’“ Dr Britt Baker D.M.D w/Rebel vs Red Velvet

All Elite Wrestling Dynamite is available to watch every week on TNT Network in the United States. The show is also available for viewers outside of the US on FITE TV as part of the AEW+ subscription service.

Check out all of our AEW Dynamite, Rampage, Dark and Dark:Elevation news here

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