According to a new report a former Ring of Honor World Champion is now “100% a free agent.”
With the July 7th episode fo AEW Dynamite taking place from Buffalo, fans online could not help but notice the absence of Dalton Castle from the show. This is due to the prior precedent set by Tony Khan, which saw him bring ROH affiliated talent for the set of Dynamite and Rampage tapings located near their hometowns.
Moreover, Dalton (originally from Rochester, NY) won the ROH six-man tag team Championships alongside “The Boys” at last July’s Death Before Dishonor show. This prompted many to believe that he has either signed with ROH or AEW, as since the purchase of ROH, Khan has preferred to get the titles on talent under contract with him.
However, following Castle’s absence from Dynamite, Mike Johnson of PWInsider has reported that the former ROH World Champion is not under contract with any promotion and is actually a free agent. Mike stated:
“While Castle has made appearances for Ring of Honor since it was purchased by Tony Khan, PWInsider.com has confirmed he is not under contract to anyone currently and is 100% a free agent.”
Aside from his recent appearance in ROH, Castle also briefly appeared in AEW when he unsuccessfully challenged the then ROH World Champion Jonathan Gresham for the title at Battle of The Belts II in April this year.
It should be noted that WWE reportedly had significant interest in the charismatic star in 2017, and similar reports once again surfaced in late 2018. However, Castle eventually chose to sign a long-term deal with the then-Sinclair owned promotion.