Former Impact star Rohit Raju (Hakim Zane) made his AEW debut during Saturdayís AEW Dark tapings at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

He lost his first AEW match to Shawn Dean.

As noted, Raju announced on January 2 that he was a free agent.

He made his Impact debut in 2017. During his career, Raju was part of the stable, Desi Hit Squad and held the X Division Championship for over 100 days in 2020.

Rohit Rajuís last match with Impact was on December 18 at the Throwback Throwdown II special, where he lost to Josh Matthews. Before that match, he lost to Josh Alexander on the December 16 edition of Impact Wrestling.