AEW Releases 2019-2023 | List of Wrestlers Released by AEW

AEW Releases

One of the things that All Elite Wrestling is praised for in its early days is a good treatment of its talent, in contrast to WWE where many have found themselves to be sidelined, not getting used, and ultimately getting released or asking to be released. This also shows in the number of wrestlers that AEW has released in the three years since the promotion was formed. Mostly, when the promotion has released a wrestler, it is when they have opted not to renew some of their contracts.

Here, we will cover the list of wrestlers and other staff members who have been released by AEW, the reason behind their releases, and the list of wrestlers whose contracts with AEW expired and were not renewed.

Released by AEW

Fighter NameDate ReleasedReason
Ace SteelOctober 2022Due to involvement in backstage fight after All Out 2022 PPV
AQAJuly 2022AQA decided to step away from wrestling due to personal issues.
Jake AtlasJune 2022Accused of domestic violence
Awesome KongMay 2021Suffered back injury issues, shifted focus towards working in Hollywood
IvelisseApril 2021Released after backstage issues with Thunder Rosa
Bea PriestleyAugust 2020Unable to travel due to COVID-19
Jimmy HavocAugust 2020Accused of domestic abuse and rape during the Speaking Out Movement, mental health and substance abuse health issues
Sadie GibbsAugust 2020Unable to travel due to COVID-19
CIMAApril 2020Unable to travel due to COVID-19
Kyle RaeAugust 2019Rae asked AEW to release her due to mental health issues.

Contract Expired

Fighter NameDate Released
ShannaMay 2021
Big SwoleNovember 2021
Lio RushFebruary 2022
Cody RhodesFebruary 2022
Brandy RhodesFebruary 2022
Marko StuntMarch 2022
Joey JanelaApril 2022
Stu GraysonApril 2022
Jack EvansApril 2022
Alan AngelsJune 2022
Bobby FishAugust 2022
Leva BatesApril 2023

Apart from these names, AEW has released some members of the broadcast team also. Those names are as below:

  • Alicia Atout
  • “Golden Boy” Alex Mendez
  • Jana Decker

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