Tony Khan Confirms Non-Renewal of Sonny Kiss’ AEW Contract

Leading up to AEW All Out, eagle-eyed fans observed that Sonny Kiss had been conspicuously removed from the roster page on AEW’s official website. This prompted speculation, which was subsequently substantiated by a report from Fightful Select, indicating that Kiss’ contract had indeed expired and had not been extended.

During the AEW All Out post-show media scrum, Tony Khan, the head of AEW, addressed the situation surrounding Sonny Kiss. In response to questions regarding the removal of Kiss’ name from the AEW website, Khan confirmed that the contract with Sonny Kiss had not been renewed. However, he also expressed an openness to the possibility of Kiss making a return to AEW in the future.

“I really like Sonny Kiss. We have a roster of over 100 wrestlers now across AEW. Sonny is a great wrestler. I’ve done a lot to keep the locker room stable and I have a lot of people that I not only keep under contract, but I’ve done well to not do major mass layoffs and let 20-30 people go at a time. I can’t renew every single contract in AEW, it would be impossible and with such a big roster and limited amount of TV spots, I think Sonny Kiss is a great wrestler and had a lot of potential from the very beginning and still has a lot of potential. I think Sonny Kiss could certainly be back. We’ve seen people go on, do exciting stuff, and comeback like Stu Grayson. You never know what the future holds for Sonny Kiss. I think Sonny Kiss has a lot of talent and I wish him the best and I hold him in high regard. It’s true that I did not renew that contract, but not because I don’t like Sonny. Every opportunity Sonny has had, I’ve put thought into it. With a huge crew, it’s hard to get everyone on TV. One thing that’s been a challenge is losing Dark and Elevation. The roster is growing and growing, it’s much bigger than the original roster, which Sonny was part of. Sonny and others who are not with AEW anymore, we’ll keep an eye on them and I’d be open to bringing them back if something opens up or I get an idea for a story of if anybody has an idea for a story that I would do or they get hot and I get interested,”

Photo Credit: AEW

Published by One Stop Wrestling

Wrestling fan

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: