As reports of backstage unrest continue to swirl in AEW a tag team have taken to social media to sound off about their recent booking.
On this past week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, the Varsity Blonds were on the wrong end of a rare squash match in the promotion, losing to the Gunn Club in just 31 seconds.
The focus of this brief segment was mainly on Austin & Colten Gunn who betrayed their own father, Billy Gunn, immediately after the match and appeared to side with Stokely Hathaway.
The Acclaimed ended up running in to make the save and send Austin & Colten scampering after they attacked the former WWE Superstar. Max Caster and Anthony Bowens then ’scissored’ Daddy Ass to end the segment with the babyfaces standing tall.
However, the forgotten men in this segment were the Varsity Blonds who were somewhat buried by their embarrassing defeat. Griff Garrsion took to Twitter shortly after the match to voice his displeasure, simply tweeting “Frustrated”.
Whilst this may be the beginnings of a storyline for the Varsity Blonds, Brian Pillman Jr. began re-tweeting a number of posts on his Twitter account from fans who appeared to be criticising the booking of the tag team.
One fan wrote “@FlyinBrianJr & @griffgarrison1 deserve better”, while another tweeted “Great to see the roster that carried AEW through the Pandemic Era getting treated like this”.
If Pillman and Garrison do have a legitimate issue with their current position in the company, they join a list of fellow roster members including Andrade El Idolo and Miro who have recently re-tweeted fan’s comments suggesting that their talents are being wasted in AEW.
All Elite Wrestling has been widely considered an ideal destination for professional wrestlers since the brand’s inception, but more and more stories keep coming out regarding talent being unhappy with their treatment from higher-ups in the company.
A new report has now claimed that a number of AEW’s top names are involved in some sort of backstage drama and suggested that the unrest shows little signs of slowing down and may even be getting worse.