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Former WWE Superstar makes SHOCK appearance and takes out former AEW name

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The wrestling world witnessed a startling moment at the Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) Holiday Special on December 21st. AJ Francis, better known as Top Dolla during his WWE days, made an unannounced and dramatic appearance, targeting Joey Janela, a well-known name from All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

Hidden behind a mask, Francis took the audience by surprise, launching an ambush on Janela. This bold move marked his first public foray into the wrestling ring following his release from WWE.

Top Dolla’s WWE Legacy and New Beginnings

Francis’s journey with WWE ended abruptly with his release. Free from his 90-day non-compete clause, he’s now exploring new opportunities in professional wrestling.

His sudden appearance at the GCW event signals a promising start in this new chapter of his career.

The Impact of the Incident

This unexpected assault added a thrilling twist to the GCW event, capturing the attention of both attendees and the wider wrestling community.

Francis’s reveal of his identity post-assault has left fans eagerly anticipating his next move in the wrestling world.

Looking Ahead: What’s Next for AJ Francis beyond WWE?

As the wrestling community buzzes with excitement and speculation, all eyes are on AJ Francis. His surprise appearance has set the stage for an intriguing journey ahead in Game Changer Wrestling.


  • Who is AJ Francis?
    AJ Francis, formerly known as Top Dolla in WWE, is a professional wrestler who recently appeared at a GCW event.
  • What happened at the GCW Holiday Special?
    AJ Francis, in a surprise move, ambushed Joey Janela, a former AEW wrestler, at the GCW Holiday Special.
  • What does this mean for AJ Francis’s career?
    This appearance marks a new beginning for Francis in professional wrestling, signaling a promising future in the industry.
  • What was the reaction of the fans?
    Fans were surprised and excited, with many eagerly waiting to see what Francis does next in his wrestling career​​.
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