Recently there’s been a lot of talk about wrestlers requesting to be released from All Elite Wrestling, and it was reported that Malakai Black was given a conditional release from the company.
Now Fightful Select is reporting that Buddy Matthews may be done with AEW, or at least on his way out. Fightful was reportedly informed that the Great Muta spot that took place on AEW Rampage was a way to write Matthews off TV.
It has not been confirmed that Buddy Matthews has been released, but there’s been talk over the last few months that he’s expressed dissatisfaction with his situation in AEW. One source noted following the New York TV tapings last week that they believed it was Buddy’s last night with the company.
Over the weekend at Fight Life Pro Wrestling Buddy Matthews spoke to the audience and said, “Unfortunately, tonight, I’m going to be the bearer of some unfortunate news. As everyone knows, the House of Black has had some issues lately. As all the members of the house, I speak beyond the wall, we want to thank you all for being members of the house. Unfortunately, I, like some of the other members, need to go away for a while. I need to recalibrate. I need to figure out some things. As my brother Malakai once said, this isn’t goodbye, this is see you later.”
Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.