Bryan Danielson, Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli, and Wheeler Yuta’s Blackpool Combat Club has been one of the most prominently featured groups on AEW programming since its formation. The group hasn’t brought in any new members since the addition of Yuta, but the lineup doesn’t seem to be set in stone. Speaking to DAZN, Danielson teased two names that he could see fitting in with the faction.
“Anthony Ogogo,” Danielson said. “That’s a really interesting fit with his boxing background and he’s as tough as nails. … Another interesting one is Hook. He’s got beef with Wheeler Yuta right now but sometimes those beefs lead to respect.”
Ogogo is a former professional boxer, retiring with an 11-1 record after an injury caused partial blindness starting in 2016. He then made his AEW debut in October 2020, shortly after the premiere of AEW Dynamite. After working some dark matches, the United Kingdom native would go on to face Cody Rhodes at AEW Double or Nothing 2021 in a bout that was largely seen as a failure. He has made sporadic appearances since then, including during the Zero Hour pre-show at AEW All In, and Ogogo continues to regularly wrestle on the independent scene.
In another circumstance entirely is Hook, who is someone regularly featured on AEW TV. The son of ECW veteran and Dynamite commentator Taz, Hook has been steadily built up by the promotion since his debut in late 2021. It’s only been the last few months that have seen Hook begin to take his first losses in the promotion, starting with Jack Perry in July.
Danielson made his return to the ring this past Saturday on AEW Collision after suffering an orbital injury in October. The veteran is now in the midst of his final year as a full-time wrestler and is one of the competitors in the Continental Classic, a round-robin tournament recently introduced by the promotion. Danielson won his first match in the tournament on Saturday against Eddie Kingston and will be in action once again this Saturday, facing Andrade El Idolo.