Fightful.com is reporting that former WWE/Impact Wrestling stars Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis have signed full-time, multi-year contracts with AEW. It was noted that Maria has only signed as a talent despite her expressing interest in helping Tony Khan with the ROH women’s division.
In addition to them, Bennett’s tag team partner Matt Taven has also signed with AEW. All three reportedly had conversations with WWE but no firm offers were made and FTR apparently pushed for the trio get signed by AEW.
During the October 14th 2022 episode of Rampage, the trio (known as The Kingdom) debuted with AEW and confronted FTR.