It seems Tony Khan was behind the new faction involving Parker “Harland” Boudreaux.
Former WWE NXT 2.0 star Parker “Harland” Boudreaux made his All Elite Wrestling debut during an AEW Dark taping in Orlando, Florida over the weekend. Parker aligned himself with Ariya Daivari and Slim J, known as The Trust Busters.
Parker’s debut shocked some fans as the former NXT 2.0 star was just in a tag team with Joe Gacy. The idea of the stable seemed to come from AEW President Tony Khan.
According to the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer, Khan drew inspiration from UFC’s Ari Emanuel for Davari’s character. During the taping, Daivari mentioned that he had received a trust fund and now considers himself a rich man. Meltzer noted that Khan is “very excited” about the group’s future but is unsure whether fans will be receptive to it.
No decision has been made on whether the new stable will be exclusive to AEW or ROH. Khan has a lot of spinning plates in front of him as he prepares to present ROH’s return on pay-per-view with Death Before Dishonor this weekend. The card is already shaping up to be impressive, with matches such as Claudio Castagnoli vs. Jonathan Gresham confirmed to take place.