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Backstage News On Curtis Axel & Ariya Daivari Working As WWE Producers

We reported several weeks ago here on eWn that former WWE Superstars Joe Hennig (Curtis Axel) and Ariya Daivari have been working as producers in a tryout capacity. According to a report from Fightful, both Hennig and Daivari continued their tryouts at last week’s WWE RAW and SmackDown TV tapings.
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Curtis Axel And Ariya Daivari Possibly Returning To Work For WWE

The former Curtis Axel (Joe Hennig) may be returning to work for WWE behind-the-scenes. After spending 13 years with WWE, Hennig was released on April 30, 2020 along with other budget cuts. He has been away from pro wrestling since then, but now Fightful Select reports that Hennig worked a tryout for the role of a producer at this week’s SmackDown.
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Curtis Axel, Ariya Daivari reportedly work as producers on WWE SmackDown

Two new names reportedly started as WWE producers on a tryout basis starting with tonight’s SmackDown. Fightful Select reported tonight that Joe Hennig, also known as Curtis Axel, and Ariya Daivari were both backstage working as producers. Hennig reportedly was involved in helping produce the Sasha Banks vs. Liv Morgan match under Tyson Kidd, while Daivari helped produce the Drew McIntyre vs. Sami Zayn match under Abyss.
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Curtis Axel And Ariya Daivari Work WWE Producer Tryouts

The former Curtis Axel (Joe Hennig) may be returning to work for WWE behind-the-scenes. After spending 13 years with WWE, Hennig was released on April 30, 2020 along with other budget cuts. He has been away from pro wrestling since then, but now Fightful Select reports that Hennig worked a tryout for the role of a producer at this week’s SmackDown.
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WWE Reportedly Gives Curtis Axel, Ariya Daivari Tryouts As Producers

WWE is reportedly giving a couple alumni tryouts as producers in Curtis Axel and Ariya Daivari. Fightful Select reports that both former WWE starts worked as producers in a tryout capacity on this week’s Smackdown. The site reports that Axel (real name Joe Hennig) helped Tyson Kidd produce the...
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Ariya Daivari talks about how he was hired by WWE

Former WWE Superstar Ariya Daivari talked about his adventure in the federation and his formation at 205 Live, all of which was hosted on this week's podcast "House of Hardcore", by Tommy Dreamer. On his arrival in WWE, Ariya Daivari said: “I had given it a try but they said no.
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Ariya Daivari Comments On Not Being Able To Team With His Brother Shawn

During the latest edition of Tommy Dreamer’s “House of Hardcore” podcast, Ariya Daivari commented on wanting to team with his brother Shawn more often. He said,. “There was a time when he was agent and I was working there, he got released when COVID happened, he was part of the COVID releases, and I had a job for the whole next year. As soon as he got hired back, I got let go. There was a period of time where we were both there. He would have a sleeveless shirt on during rehearsal and people making jokes about how jacked he was. We’d always be standing by each other and like, ‘we look pretty good together, huh? I’m already on TV, just bring him on in.’ He’s a former WWE guy and it was very easy to do, but it never happened. When he was in IMPACT and [WWE] started releasing people, I was like, ‘If I get released, the bright side is that we can tag somewhere like IMPACT.’ Then I got released and he got hired back. We really keep missing each other.”
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Ariya Daivari Discusses The Formation Of 205 Live, Being Hired By WWE

Ariya Daivari recently appeared on Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore podcast. You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:. “I did a tryout. They said no. There was a whole year in between that. In 2015, I thought, let’s make some sh*t happen. I did a few Ring of Honor matches. In January 2016, I got an email saying, ‘We’re having this project.’ At the time, it was called the Global Cruiserweight series or something like that, and ‘‘You’re one of the guys we want to use for that.’ It got me thinking that maybe when they said at my tryout, ‘We like you, but not just right now’, I thought that was just their standard answer, but maybe they were just waiting for the right thing to come up, and that Cruiserweight Classic was it. I got the email in January, and six months later, and in the summer we did it. It was fun. It was awesome. It got a lot of buzz. Obviously I asked them, ‘Is this leading to any full time work?’ They said, ‘We thought you did a great job. Maybe we’ll have you back for the Cruiserweight Classic next year.’ Shortly after that, they hit me up and said, “We want you to come in for NXT.’ Then they said, ‘We want you to wrestle TJP on Monday Night RAW.’ I was like, wow, this is the craziest extra booking I ever got. We did that a handful of times. It was me, (Drew) Gulak, and (Tony)Neese. The three of us heels were getting booked in and out on all these Raw’s and pre shows on PPVs, all without a job, all without a deal. I think we did that for that whole summer all the way up to October. I remember we did the pre show on Survivor Series. I was like, man, we’re on a PPV, kind of, but we don’t have jobs. This is weird. We saw Hunter and asked him, ‘Is this leading to anything?’ He said, ‘Keep your Mondays open.’ I walked away like and I was like, ok, I guess we’ll just be freelance WWE wrestlers. The next day, we all got contracts offered to us. It wasn’t until October 2016 that it was official.”
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F1RST Unleashed Results: Christopher Daniels vs. Ariya Daivari, More

F1RST Wrestling held their Unleashed show on Sunday night main evented by Christopher Daniels vs. Ariya Daivari. You can see the full results for the show below, per Fightful and @JustinPepsiMan:. * F1RST Wrestling Uptown VFW Championship Match: Devon Monroe def. Arik Cannon (c) to win the title. * No...
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AEW Rampage Results: “Full Gear” Go-home Episode, Lumberjack Match, Ariya Daivari Debuts

Welcome to Wrestling Inc’s live coverage of AEW Rampage, which airs every Friday at 10 pm EST on TNT. Be sure to chime in on your thoughts about tonight’s show in the comments section below. Additionally, share our live coverage through social media. Make sure to click the REFRESH button to continue to get the most current up-to-date coverage. Above and below is what’s on tonight’s agenda for Rampage:
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Ariya Daivari to make AEW debut against Dante Martin on Rampage

A former WWE cruiserweight is set to make their AEW debut on Rampage tonight. AEW has announced that Ariya Daivari will make his debut for the promotion as he faces Dante Martin on tonight's Rampage. The show is taking place at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Both wrestlers are from the Minneapolis/Saint Paul region.
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Four matches added to NJPW Strong Showdown, Ariya Daivari to debut

NJPW has added four matches to the Showdown tapings in Philadelphia on October 16 and October 17. Former WWE talent Ariya Daivari will be debuting for the promotion, wrestling on both nights of the tapings. On night one, he will face Alex Zayne in a singles match. On night two, he will tag with Lio Rush against Bullet Club's El Phantasmo and Chris Bey.
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Tony Nese, Ariya Daivari & More Are Officially Free Agents

Several of the WWE talents who were released in June are now officially free agents including Tony Nese, Ariya Daivari, and more. Nese, Daivari, the Bollywood Boyz, Marina Shafir, and Killian Dain have all taken to social media to announce that they are free of their non-compete clauses following their June 25th release. You can see their posts below:
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