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How Top Flight Wrestlers Secured Their AEW Contract: Darius Martin’s Strategy

3 Key Points

  • Darius Martin reached out to AEW’s EVPs via email, kickstarting the journey for Top Flight in AEW.
  • Top Flight’s AEW debut was marked with a match against the Young Bucks on television.
  • The signing of Top Flight by AEW was confirmed backstage, marking their official entry into the promotion.

The Beginning of Top Flight in AEW

Top Flight, a dynamic duo in the realm of wrestling, found their footing in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and Ring of Honor’s (ROH) tag team divisions not just through their innate talent, but also an audacious email. Darius Martin, one half of the team, took the initiative by reaching out to AEW’s Executive Vice Presidents, expressing a keen interest in what AEW stood for and showcasing their high-flying in-ring capabilities through a highlight reel.

From Email to AEW Rings

The unexpected response from one of the EVPs, Matt Jackson, set the wheels in motion for Top Flight. Their first encounter in an AEW ring was against Stu Grayson and Evil Uno, which was followed by several appearances on AEW Dark. The pinnacle of their early journey came with a televised match against the renowned Young Bucks, a bout that sealed their fate with AEW.

A Twist of Fate

Post their television debut, the unfolding of their first storyline occurred in an unpredictable way. Jumped by TH2 right after their match, what appeared to be a simple move backstage at the behest of Tony Khan, AEW’s CEO, turned into a life-changing moment. It was backstage, Christopher Daniels broke the news of their official signing, coupled with the directive to run out post-TH2’s match, marking the commencement of their AEW storyline.


Darius Martin’s initiative, taking a chance by reaching out to AEW’s executive team, paved the way for Top Flight’s remarkable entry into the promotion. Their journey from an unsolicited email to becoming an integral part of AEW’s tag team division epitomizes the blend of talent, determination, and seizing the moment that defines professional wrestling.

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