Update on Jonathan Gresham requesting his AEW release

Jul 24, 2022 - by Steve Gerweck

The former Ring of Honor World Champion Jonathan Gresham is seeking to be immediately released from his AEW/ROH contract, according to a new report from Fightful.

It’s explained that Gresham asked for his release Saturday ahead of the ROH Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view and his ROH World Title defense against Claudio Castagnoli — a bout he ultimately lost.

The report cites “a lack of communication between the company and Gresham leading up to the weekend,” inspiring the technical wrestling specialist to feel “disrespected.” The lack of time given to the World Title match during last night’s show was also a noted “tipping point.”
Gresham reportedly met with Tony before the show began and got heated enough to the point that he was “cussing out” the AEW/ROH President.

Fightful notes that several people backstage have corroborated this story after what occurred between the two. Gresham has since responded to inquiries about the ordeal and claimed he is “done with wrestling for the foreseeable future after this month.”

Part of the reason Gresham came out in his regular entrance attire last night was that he was unsure if that would be his final match before hanging up the boots. Tony Khan has yet to comment, and it remains unclear if Gresham has been granted his requested release from ROH and AEW.

3 Responses

  1. Chatty One says:

    What exactly did Gresham expect though? Has he not watched AEW? Tony Khan wasn’t going to give a hoot about the pure rules vision of ROH he was building. It’s painfully obvious what era of ROH Tony creams himself over.

  2. Steve says:

    Baby Khan has an issue. Big Swole & now Jonathan Gresham, how long willl he be the longest tenured wrestling President. Let’s call this out for what apparentlynit is, i doubt Uncle Dave will let the truth see the light . VkM issues are wildly know now lets out Baby Khan. There no place for for r**ism in any walk of life

  3. peter says:

    if his heart just isn’t into wrestling right now i hope he get his release whatever job you have if you don’t want to do it anymore you should get out and go and do something you will enjoy whatever it is and not stay and be miserable just because of the paycheck. Good luck jonathan i hope that you will find whatever it is that will make you happy whatever it is.

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