Former AEW star Bobby Fish has revealed the reasons behind his departure from the company earlier this year.
On September 1st, Dave Meltzer broke the news that Bobby Fish had left AEW. The news was a surprise to many as Fish was part of the Undisputed Elite team alongside Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, and The Young Bucks.
Following the group’s implosion on the August 3rd edition of Dynamite, it looked as though Fish, Cole and O’Reilly would feud with The Young Bucks and Hangman Adam Page once Cole returned from injury.
However, it was not to be as Cole is still on the injured list alongside Kyle O’reilly, who recently underwent neck surgery.
Speaking to Steve Fall of NBC Sports Boston, Bobby Fish revealed that he had to decided to leave as he and AEW simply couldn’t “find common ground” when it came to a potential contract renewal. The star then confirmed he is now a free agent.
“Contract was coming up for potential renewal and we couldn’t find common ground on the numbers that we needed for both sides to be happy. So yeah, I’m a free agent.”
When the option of returning to WWE was put to him, Fish was unsure but said he open to all offers.
“I don’t know. I’m open to all options and offers at the moment. I do know that there have been quite a few people who have gone back through those doors. I’m happy for the people that I know who left there after I had left, a lot of friendships, and things were weird there for a bit.
“For them to be back in the direction of some normalcy and positivity, and working for Hunter, I know I enjoyed. I’m just happy for the people that I know that remained and the people that have come back to work there and it’s a good place to be again.”
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.