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Matt Cardona is one of the names rumored to be returning to WWE after reinventing himself on the independent scene and becoming a belt collector after his release in April 2020.

It's no secret that Chelsea Green is expected to return to the company. As previously reported, a tenured member of the WWE creative team said that her husband, Matt Cardona is on the company's radar.

Cardona wrestled current AIW Champion Josh Bishop over the weekend for Absolute Intense Wrestling. In a pre-match promo, Cardona trolled fans by teasing that he was going to address a potential return to WWE and announce he was going back, but instead, he cut a heel promo.

“It’s only fitting that I make this special announcement right here in an AIW ring. I know you guys have read the dirt sheets. You've seen all the rumors. I am proud to announce that the rumors are true. I know what you're thinking, but I've talked to the boss, and he's assured me that things are going to be different this time. It’s all good. I am happy to announce right here in this very ring that I am the real AIW Absolute and Intense Champion.”

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Cardona is a former WWE United States and Intercontinental Champion. He's also a 2-time World Tag Team Champion. Check out the promo below:

Cardona also referenced the rumors last week during his interview with (see below)

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