Exclusive: Bobby Fish Hits Back At Rumour Surrounding AEW Exit

Bobby Fish, Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Kyle O'Reilly

Bobby Fish made his debut with AEW in October 2021 but was gone from the company less than a year later.

Upon joining the company the star reunited with Adam Cole who he had performed with as part of the Undisputed Era in NXT. The two men were then joined by Kyle O’Reilly that December and Fish began teaming with O’Reilly as reDRagon once more under the Undisputed Elite Banner.

The pair challenged for the AEW World Tag Team Titles but were unsuccessful and O’Reilly took a break from the ring in June 2022 as a result of a neck injury. Shortly after Cole and reDRagon turned on the Young Bucks on August 3rd, Fish left the company.

By the time Fish had left AEW, Triple H had assumed creative control of WWE and was rebuilding the main roster with a number of stars who he had worked with in NXT. This led to a great deal of speculation that Fish could head to WWE, and it was even reported that he would try and take Cole and O’Reilly with him.

However, speaking in an exclusive interview with Nick Hausman for Inside The Ropes, Fish rubbished these claims. The former NXT star said that fans’ desire to know “the dirt” has meant that controversy can be created when there really isn’t any.

“Meltzer’s people at one point released some leak about me when I left AEW trying to get Kyle [O’Reilly] and Adam [Cole] to come to WWE, and that is accepted at this point as like gospel, and there’s no truth to it whatsoever. But when somebody has, you know, low moral value reporting wise, and then it gets into that news feed. Like I said, the desire to know, the perceived dirt is such that fiction becomes fact. I’ve been victim of that more than once.”

Bobby Fish – “The Human Element Gets Lost”

Continuing on, Fish explained that this difference between what a wrestler believes to be the truth and what gets reported and taken by fans as the truth can be frustrating. The star added that the situation regarding himself was especially disappointing as he felt no attempts were made to try and correct the story.

“Yeah, I you know, it’s disappointing to be honest. You know, because a guy like Meltzer, I’ve come across, and he didn’t report it directly, I don’t believe, but I think he could have stopped it. And he didn’t take the time to reach out and ask me, which he certainly could have. It just got reported. I mean, I’ve crossed paths with Dave before and had like, human being interactions with the person and somehow in that news feed, I don’t know, the human element of it gets lost and it’s like, ‘oh, man, that kind of sucks.'”

Since leaving AEW, Bobby Fish has appeared for IMPACT Wrestling and briefly for New Japan Pro-Wrestling among others. His most recent outing came for 1PW where he was defeated by Will Ospreay on April 22nd.

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