Buddy Matthews was released by WWE last year and after a run in the indies, including NJPW, he made his way to AEW. He had a decent run as part of The House Of Black stable. Now, it seems he might be gone from AEW.
Matthews last competed at AEW Grand Slam, where he and Brody King lost to Darby Allin and Sting. It was said Matthews was leaving the company right after this. This is despite the fact that he denied it.
Matthews recently said that he will be taking time off. It was even said that WWE contacted him. According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, it was noted that Matthews wants to return to WWE.
“He was on a show in Rhode Island last night and said that he needed to step away and recalibrate and he even mentioned Malakai Black. It was very similar wording to what Malakai Black said when he did that independent show a week or two ago. It’s the same situation. How it’s being handled [and] what’s gonna happen is up in the air. But he’s gone for now…Obviously, like Malakai Black, they both wanted to leave and they want to go to WWE. They’re both under long-term contracts and we’ll see how this plays out.”
AEW talent also did not know about Buddy Matthews’ departure from the company. We will have to wait and see whether more ex-WWE stars will return to WWE or not.
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