Former WWE NXT UK Star Trent Seven made his AEW debut on the December 9th episode of Rampage, when he challenged reigning AEW All-Atlantic Champion Orange Cassidy for his AEW All-Atlantic Title, but came up short. Seven, who was the surprise replacement of Kip Sabian as he revealed that he wasn’t cleared to compete in in-ring action, wrestled in his second AEW match on this past Friday night’s episode of Rampage, when he teamed with The Butcher, The Blade and Kip Sabian in a losing effort to Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta), Dustin Rhodes and AEW All-Atlantic Champion Orange Cassidy in an 8-Man Tag Team Match.
Following his second AEW match, fans have wondered what the AEW contract status is of Trent Seven and it was noted by Dave Meltzer on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the former WWE NXT UK Superstar is signed to a per show contract, not a full-time deal, but there is no word yet on how many appearances Seven is set to make for the company. According to AEW President Tony Khan on the ROH Final Battle media scrum, Seven has “done really nice” for them and “could be a good opponent for any champions in ROH.”
In January of 2017, Seven made his WWE debut in the first-ever WWE UK Title Tournament before signing with the company a few months later. Seven, who is a former one-time WWE NXT UK Tag Team Champion and former one-time WWE NXT Tag Team Champion with Tyler Bate, was among the Superstars to be let go when WWE shot down the NXT UK brand.