It seems that in recent months a number of AEW contracts have expired and it looks like another star is on his way out. Dark Order member Alan Angels recently got fans talking when he posted a tweet saying that he’s excited for what’s next, and there was a lot of speculation on social media that his time with All Elite Wrestling is coming to an end.
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful spoke to Alan Angels about his current status with AEW while he confirmed that his deal expires on June 30th. According to Angels he was told a month and a half ago that AEW wouldn’t be re-signing him. He was offered a per-appearance deal, but he decided not to take it.
“My contract, I was told about a month and a half ago, that they are not going to re-sign me. They did offer me a per-appearance, which I decided not to take, just solely based off what I thought was best for me. I feel there is more room to grow outside of AEW, right now, at this point in my career. It’s nothing against AEW or Tony Khan or any of the higher-ups in the business. It’s a personal thing. I feel, me going on the Indies and showing people what I can really do and showing people that I am a good fucking wrestler, I feel that will raise my stock — not saying it’s impossible to do that in AEW, but I guess the perception, how fans perceive Alan Angels, is, I’m the bottom guy in Dark Order and I feel I can change that outside of AEW. It’s possible in AEW, but I feel it would take longer. On top of that, I never got to have a great Indie career. I was on the Indies for three years, got lucky, and got scooped up. As a wrestling fan, being an Indie wrestler and doing cool ass Indie shows, that’s a thing I want to do. There are plenty of places to make money in pro wrestling right now. That’s not to say that I won’t be back in AEW, maybe I will, I don’t know, but that’s pretty much it. They offered me something, I felt it was better for me not to. That’s all it was.”
Stay tuned for more updates on Alan Angels and other expiring AEW contracts as they become available.