Multiple names made their AEW debuts on Sunday, according to early reports from the venue. For example, JJ Williams took to Twitter to share a picture of Leon Ruff.
— JJ Williams (@JJWilliamsWON) May 1, 2022
Ruff is a former NXT North American Champion. He signed with WWE in 2020, and the company released him during a wave of cuts in August 2021. In recent months, he has competed for Game Changer Wrestling and TERMINUS, among other promotions. He also wrestled at BATTLE SLAM: VENDETTA.