Latest On Parker Boudreaux's AEW Debut

Why the former Harland wasn't with the Trustbusters at ROH Death Before Dishonor.

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Parker Boudreaux debuted for AEW at its 16 July Dark tapings in Orlando, Florida, aligning himself with Ari Daivari and Slim J in the new Trustbusters stable. Despite this, there was no sign of the 24-year-old at Saturday's ROH Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view, where Daivari and Slim faced Shinobi Shadow Squad on the Zero Hero pre-show.

AEW and ROH CEO Tony Khan decided not to use Boudreaux at Death Before Dishonor as his Dark debut is yet to air. This is per Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online's Daily Update column.

If we are to see Boudreaux with Slim J and Daivari outwith YouTube, it'll therefore likely be after his Dark showing airs to avoid continuity issues.

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Boudreaux has been a free agent since leaving WWE as part of a round of NXT "budget cuts" on 29 April, having previously worked the developmental brand as "Harland". A lack of progress in developing his skills was cited as one of the reasons behind his departure.

Khan is said to be high on the Trustbusters, though there's no word on if the trio will primarily work AEW or ROH.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.