Nigel McGuinness had his wrestling career cut short. Now, about a decade later, he is attempting for a return inside the ring and AEW’s All In could be the spot.
Nigel McGuinness Works On In-Ring Comeback
Nigel McGuinness seemed destined for big things. He accomplished a lot on the Indy scene and then some.
Eventually, he landed in Ring of Honor (ROH), where he put up some amazing numbers. He was the ROH Pure Champion for a record 350 days and was ROH World Champion for 545 days.
After accomplishing everything possible at ROH, Nigel McGuinness began to look elsewhere. He was ready to sign with WWE, but medical tests caused the promotion to pass.
So, he landed in Impact Wrestling for a bit. At the time, Hulk Hogan was around and unless you were his friend, say goodbye to any push.
By 2011, McGuinness retired from the ring because he tested positive for Hepatitis B.
After that, he would return to ROH and WWE, where he worked at the announce table or behind the scenes. After a few years with WWE, McGuinness again needed to find a new home after being released.
Earlier in the year, ROH produced Supercard Of Honor and McGuinness returned as part of the announce team. This time, the company looked very different behind the scenes as Tony Khan purchased the promotion.
Since Khan owns ROH and AEW, it has seen wrestlers work both promotions. And, later this month, AEW will host All In from Wembley Stadium.
Already, it has easily surpassed live fans for any AEW show and there will be more people there than for SummerSlam 1992.
According to Sean Ross Sapp behind Fightful’s paywall, Nigel McGuinness has started taking measures to try to return to the ring. No word if he will be cleared for later in the month or if anyone would want to risk wrestling him.
Bryan Danielson does seem like a logical choice. Although, he is out of action with an injury and probably will not be cleared until around October.
So, does anyone think Nigel McGuinness will be cleared to return for at least one more match inside an AEW ring?