5 Forgotten matches AEW stars had in WWE

Matt Jackson wrestled Big Show in 2008 (R)
Matt Jackson wrestled Big Show in 2008 (R)

#4 Kris Statlander and Karissa Rivera vs The IIconics (WWE SmackDown, 2019)


On the SmackDown following WrestleMania 35, The IIconics were in the ring to celebrate winning the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships at the show of shows. The duo said that they were fighting champions and were ready to put their titles on the line immediately. They faced the team of Karissa and Kristen -- The Brooklyn Belles.

With an undefeated record of 45-0, the #BrooklynBelles have a HUGE opportunity at the @WWE Women's #TagTeamTitles against @BillieKayWWE & @PeytonRoyceWWE on #SDLive! #SDLiveAfterMania

Karissa was independent star Karissa Rivera while Kristen was none other than current AEW star Kris Statlander.

The IIconics made short work of the Brooklyn Belles, with Peyton Royce pinning Karissa for the win.

Kris Statlander made her AEW debut in November 2019 before being signed to a contract the following month.

#3 Frankie Kazrian vs Nunzio (WWE Velocity, 2005)

Frankie Kazarian was signed to WWE in 2005 and sent to their developmental program at Ohio Valley Wrestling. He wrestled his first televised match on an epiosde of Velocity on July 16, 2005, against Nunzio.

Kazrian, dubbed 'The Future,' impressed in the match and beat the veteran with a Fisherman Suplex a few minutes in. Kazarian cut a promo after the match saying the he was the future.

Kazarian wrestled a number of other tryouts matches before asking for his release later in the year and returning to TNA in 2006.

Frankie Kazrian signed with AEW in 2019 along with his SCU partners -- Christopher Daniels and Scorpio Sky. Kazarian is currently feuding with members of The Elite and is aligned with Christian Cage and Jurassic Express.


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