Frankie Kazarian and SCU were a part of AEW’s early days, but that faction is no longer a thing. They went their separate ways on television, and now Frankie Kazarian is no longer a part of Tony Khan’s company. It turns out that he had other options with WWE as well.
Impact Wrestling’s Hard To Kill pay-per-view saw Frankie Kazarian’s return to the company. It was revealed shortly afterward that he left AEW to make that Impact Wrestling return.
While speaking to PW Insider, Frankie Kazarian revealed that he did have some talks with WWE. Obviously, he decided against that route as he signed with Impact Wrestling.
“In the spirit of transparency, I had great talks with the people at WWE. Those talks could not have been better, positive, more professional. I have nothing but great things to say about everybody in that organization, especially the people I spoke to and texted with.”
Impact Wrestling and WWE might both be pro wrestling companies, but they are totally different in terms of talent workload. Instead of agreeing to a busy WWE schedule, Frankie Kazarian only has to deal with a few television tapings and special pay-per-view events for Impact Wrestling.
Kazarian has competed for AEW, Impact Wrestling, Ring of Honor, and WWE. He is a two-time TNA World Tag Team Champion, a one-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion and a one-time ROH World Tag Team Champion. He was also 1/2 of the inaugural AEW World Tag Team Titles as part of SCU.
We’ll have to see what Frankie Kazarain does next in his career. He’s accomplished a lot, but he obviously decided that Impact Wrestling made more sense to him than inking a deal with WWE once again.
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