He was introduced by Ariya Daivari, now going by the name Ari, as a new recruit to the Trust Busters stable he created at the tapings. Boudreaux is going under his real name and defeated Serpentico in a singles match.
Earlier in the tapings, Daivari did a promo where he talked about how his trust fund had hit and is now the richest person in pro wrestling. He would later recruit former ROH star Slim J, who also made his AEW debut at the tapings.
WWE released Boudreaux this past May after he signed with the company in February 2021. WWE had high hopes for him as he was compared to Brock Lesnar and hyped as "The Next Big Thing." He made his debut in October of that same year and aligned with Joe Gacy under the name Harland.
Before his release, he had been hand-picked by Edge to be part of The Judgment Day stable. It was a major secret in the company to the point that Boudreaux was not aware of it.
As previously reported, Boudreaux joining the group did not happen because WWE "found something about Boudreaux" and the decision was made based on that as well as there was a feeling in NXT that he had stopped improving and was labeled with the stigma of being hurt a lot early on.
Boudreaux recently appeared as part of MLW’s 40-man Battle Riot match that was won by Jacob Fatu.
As previously noted, there was a second former WWE star that appeared at the Dark tapings.