Kris Statlander and Trent returned to action on the March 31st episode of AEW Dynamite.
Statlander had been absent since suffering an ACL injury back in June 2020. It had been expected that the former Number One Contender for the AEW Women’s Championship would be out of the ring for a year, but she has returned ahead of schedule.
Just as the dust was settling from the unexpected arrival of Kris Statlander, Trent arrived, riding shotgun in his mom’s car, to come to the aid of Orange Cassidy and Chuck Taylor.
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The match itself was suitably chaotic and Kris Statlander’s appearance from a grab machine did little to dampen the excitement. Statlander wasted no time in making her presence known, heading straight for Penelope Ford. The returning star hit Ford with a Falcon Arrow through an air hockey table from the ring apron to the floor.
Movements later Trent arrived back on Dynamite with his mom Sue by his side. Miro attempted to attack Sue but Trent intervened, spearing Miro through a table.
The match was eventually won with Chuck hitting an Oklahoma slam on Sabian off the stage through some tables to pick up the win.
In a recent appearance on Wrestling Observer Live, AEW President Tony Khan said that Trent was the hardest person to convince to join AEW. Khan went on to say:
“I’m a huge, huge Trent fan. I’ve been a believer of his for many, many, many years. Like I said I was a huge fan of Roppongi Vice. Trent and Chuck are guys that were in a position that they could have kept wrestling. I think they would’ve fit into New Japan’s plans and they would have been important people there. That’s something that he told me […] That they had plans for him and they wanted to keep him and I told him I have plans for you and I want you here.”
Dynamite went off the air with Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor, Trent and Kris Statlander all united in the middle of the ring.