Alan Angels explains why he rejected a new contract with AEW after his original deal expired.
On June 29th, former Dark Order member Alan Angels’ AEW contract came to an end. He had originally signed with the company in mid-2020 after impressing in a match against Kenny Omega.
Angels was offered a per-appearance contract, but chose not to re-sign citing an inability grow while in AEW and a desire to have a run on the indie scene. Appearing on The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast, Angels discussed his exit from the company and his plans moving forward.
“So, the contract, they didn’t renew it. They offered me a per-appearance deal… And I just felt there wasn’t really enough room for me to grow in AEW at the moment, at least.. But, I just felt that maybe it was time for me to try and do my own thing… Like I said earlier I never really got that run on the indies. As a wrestling fan that’s what I really wanted to do”
Alan Angels also spoke about his recent appearance on IMPACT Wrestling taking on current X-Division champion “Speedball” Mike Bailey in his debut.
“Mike Bailey is one of those guys that like, he’s been on my radar for a long time as somebody that I’ve wanted to wrestle. And it was a really good opportunity for me to get to get to go out there and wrestle somebody that’s, you know, he’s been wrestling forever, so the wealth of knowledge that he holds is insane. On top of that getting to wrestle him of the X-Division championship which is like, in my opinion, one of the most prestigious championships currently today.
Alan Angels’ final televised match in AEW, as of this writing, was against QT Marshall on the June 14th edition of AEW Dark with a Pure Rules match against Daniel Garcia taped for Dark, but has yet to be televised.
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