As previously reported, there have been reports that indicated how Undisputed ROH World Champion “The Octopus” Jonathan Gresham, who is also the current Unified PROGRESS World Champion, had been in talks with AEW President and CEO Tony Khan, who is also the owner of ROH, that he will be signing with AEW/ROH soon. Fightful Select reports that after weeks of speculation it has been confirmed that Jonathan Gresham has signed a contract with AEW that will also see him compete for ROH.
Gresham’s first-ever match in AEW will take place during tonight’s AEW Battle Of The Belts II special on TNT, where he will defend his ROH World Title against ROH veteran Dalton Castle. The Octopus would beat Bandido in a Winner Take All ROH World Title Unification Matchup at Supercard Of Honor to become the Undisputed ROH World Champion. ROH Supercard Of Honor XV was the first show with Tony Khan as the new owner of the promotion coming out of their major hiatus.
Jonathan Gresham is currently working with IMPACT Wrestling and is completing the tapings he attended in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and he will reportedly be continuing to work independent dates as well, but there is no word yet on if his new contract with AEW/ROH will allow him to continue working those independent dates and if his match against Eddie Edwards at IMPACT’s Rebellion PPV on April 23rd will be his final appearance for IMPACT. There is also no word yet on how Jonathan Gresham’s contract with AEW/ROH will have him defend his Unified PROGRESS Wrestling World Championship, which he won on March 20th at their Chapter 130 Event by defeating Cara Noir, but updates will be provided once it has been made available.