Alan Angels Explains the Circumstances Of His Exit From AEW

Posted By James Walsh on 06/30/22

Alan Angelsí AEW contract is coming to an end, and he recently discussed his circumstances around the exit. As noted yesterday, Angels posted to Twitter to note that he is ďExcited for whatís nextĒ and blacked out his profile picture, changing his profile information to booking information.

Angels spoke with Fightful for a new interview and revealed that his contract expires on June 30th. You can see highlights from the discussion below, as well as the full video:

On his AEW contract expiring: ďMy 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. Itís nothing against AEW or Tony Khan or any of the higher-ups in the business. Itís a personal thing.

ďI feel, me going on the Indies and showing people what I can really do and showing people that I am a good f***ing wrestler, I feel that will raise my stock ó not saying itís impossible to do that in AEW, but I guess the perception, how fans perceive Alan Angels, is, Iím the bottom guy in Dark Order and I feel I can change that outside of AEW. Itís 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, thatís a thing I want to do. There are plenty of places to make money in pro wrestling right now. Thatís not to say that I wonít be back in AEW, maybe I will, I donít know, but thatís pretty much it. They offered me something, I felt it was better for me not to. Thatís all it was.Ē

On the reaction to his tweet: ďI put out the tweet, I didnít really mean to put it out as a teaser or whatever. I didnít expect everybody to freak out about it. It was literally just a normal tweet, at first. Then I saw some people speculating some stuff and I was like, ĎYou know what, my contract is up in a few days, Iím just going to run with it.í Then I turned my profile picture black, took the AEW out of my bio, and really just stirred the pot because I love watching people freak out on social media. People were hitting me up, asking if I was okay. Yeah, Iím fine, I just like watching people freak out on the internet.Ē

On potentially reuniting with Stu Grayson on the indies: ďIím open to whatever. If anything, Iíd like to have a match with him. Whether that be at C4 or wherever else he wants to go. That would be my main thing. If somebody wants to book us for a tag, Iím open to it. Iím still wearing the Dark Order hat, itís not like Iím kicked out of the group or whatever. I have a New Japan show, itís already taped, with Uno as a tag. Stu leaving was a big thing for all of us and maybe was part of all of it. Iím open to do whatever with Stu.Ē