Update On Mance Warner's AEW Status Ahead Of Rampage

The latest on Mance Warner, who faces Jon Moxley on tonight's AEW Rampage.

Mance Warner
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Mance Warner debuted for All Elite Wrestling this week, officially coming through the company's doors during Wednesday's episode of Dynamite.

That show brought the announcement that Warner would face Interim World Champion Jon Moxley in an eliminator bout on this Friday's Rampage. At the same time, AEW booked Mance in a squash victory over Serpentico that aired on last night's special episode of Dark: Elevation.

Fightful Select has now come through with an update on Warner, whose AEW appearances came just a few weeks after his return to Major League Wrestling. This was made possible by the 33-year-old not being under contract with Court Bauer's promotion. While around 90% of MLW's roster is contracted, Warner is amongst the small group of wrestlers the company uses without binding them to a deal.

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Warner was linked with AEW in October 2020, when Bodyslam.net's Cassidy Haynes reported that Mance had asked to be released from a previous MLW contract, with AEW "100% interested" in him. Almost two years later, Tony Khan has finally booked his man.

Warner has primarily worked for leading indie group Game Changer Wrestling in 2022, with his latest match there taking place on 29 July.

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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.