Bobby Fish is no longer with AEW, and his contract wrapped up on August 31st. That being said, there was a chance that he might stick around.
Sean Sapp reported behind Fightful’s paywall that Bobby Fish and Tony Khan’s company almost worked things out. There was thinking at one point that he might agree to a new deal.
There was a problem with finances, so they parted ways. It seems that CM Punk’s recent drama didn’t do AEW in favors regarding getting Fish back. After all, Fish challenged Punk to legit fight.
Bobby Fish and AEW had entered discussions about possibly renewing his deal, and there was said to be some interest on both sides about continuing the relationship. However, the two sides couldn’t come to terms financially and parted ways. We were told that AEW thought it was somewhat amicable until Fish’s tweets about Punk/AEW. Fish remains friendly with many in the company. We’re told that there wasn’t much by the way of creative plans for him once Kyle O’Reilly’s injury happened, as well.
It was also noted that, “We’ve not heard of WWE reaching out to Bobby Fish, and he hasn’t been mentioned creatively from what we’ve learned thus far.” So, a logical return to WWE might not be 100% at this point.
We’ll have to see where Bobby Fish ends up next. He is a free agent, so he can show up where ever he likes at this point.
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