AEW reportedly not renewing Bobby Fish’s contract

Sep 1, 2022 - by Marc Middleton

Bobby Fish is apparently on his way out of AEW.

A new report from Fightful Select notes that Fish’s AEW contract is expiring soon, and word is that he will likely be finishing up with the company at that time. AEW officials are reportedly not renewing the deal.

Fish last appeared on AEW TV for the August 3 edition of Dynamite, when The Undisputed Elite returned. Fish, Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly turned on The Young Bucks to seemingly launch some sort of feud, but they have not been seen since then.

Fish spent some time on the shelf earlier this summer with an ankle injury following his June 17 Rampage loss to Darby Allin, but he returned to the ring with a win over Blake Li at the July 13 tapings for Dark: Elevation, which aired on the July 18 episode.

After being released by WWE on August 6, 2021 along with other budget cuts, Fish worked the debut event for Battleground Championship Wrestling and then worked the MLW Fightland tapings on October 2. He defeated Lee Moriarty in the opening round of the Opera Cup Tournament, but then lost to winner and MLW National Openweight Champion Davey Richards in the semi-finals. Fish then made his AEW debut on the October 6, 2021 edition of Dynamite, where he unsuccessfully challenged then-AEW TNT Champion Sammy Guevara. It was announced later that night how Fish had signed a contract with AEW. He then reunited with Cole in November, and O’Reilly in December following their WWE departures and AEW debuts. Fish and O’Reilly officially returned to tag team competition as reDRagon, but failed to capture the AEW World Tag Team Titles at Revolution in March and on the April 13 Dynamite.

There’s no word yet on exactly when Fish’s contract expires, but it sounds like it will happen in early October. There’s also no word yet on what this means for Cole and O’Reilly, who are both still on the shelf with injuries.

3 Responses

  1. Kyle Christie says:

    I imagine this is because of his comments about Triple H recently.

  2. art123guy says:

    @Kyle Christie–I don’t think Tony is that petty…yet.

  3. MRK says:

    Without O’Riley I think he’s in wrestling purgatory

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