Another rumor spread late Friday regarding Bobby Fish, who allegedly asked Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly to leave AEW with him in order to return to WWE. AEW sources have described Fightful as “vigorously” denying that such a scenario occurred, while WWE sources similarly stated that there was no connection between them or Fish.
Finally, Fightful had some interesting information About Buddy Matthews and Malakai Black, two black members of the House of Representatives that many have speculated are on their way out of AEW after recent reports. While Fightful confirmed that Black had requested his release and told someone in WWE he would like to return to the promotion, they note that AEW officials felt that any issues between Black and the company had been resolved before All Out weekend.
Just as interesting, another source in AEW told Fightful that AEW had no intention of releasing Black a month ago, while also going on to say that they believe both Black and Matthews will return to AEW within the next few months, indicating reports about their departure. It was premature. It should be noted that despite reports of Black’s imminent departure, he continued to appear in AEW’s promotional materials for AEW Full Gear in November, and is still in the opening video for “AEW Rampage”.
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