Sonny Kiss had a lot of fanfare following his AEW debut back in 2019 and for a while, it seemed as if he was destined for great things. That didn’t happen as he was relegated to AEW Dark and Elevation for a long time and he was finally let go recently. Now it appears Kiss admitted that he begged to be on AEW television.

Sonny Kiss was erased from the AEW roster page earlier this month and this made fans fear the worst. It was then confirmed by Tony Khan that Sonny Kiss was no longer part of the company.

While speaking on Busted Open Radio, Sonny Kiss talked about his time in AEW and detailed the hardships he had to endure. Kiss admitted that he even begged to be on television somehow.

Definitely a question a lot of people asked as well like, ‘Where is Sonny? Where is Sonny?’ But, I understand and it hurt to go places and that was the question asked. I’ll be in the supermarket or at training, wherever and everyone’s just like, ‘We don’t see you.’ But, how I’m feeling, it’s like a heartbreak. It’s been a little rough because this is everything I wanted to do. It’s a dream and I work so very hard. I work tirelessly for this not to happen. Dustin Rhodes… he’s a trainer for all the women at AEW and every single time I got sent to TV, I was there hours, hours before doors opened. I worked my ass off every single week to make sure that this didn’t happen so yeah, it’s heartbreaking, 100 percent.


I thought about everything, like why? What am I doing wrong? And I would beg sometimes to go to TV to like, ‘Can I go just to train with Dustin please? Just something,’ because I just wanted to work. I never was just resting on my laurels, I never was just okay with not doing anything. I never was okay with that. So yeah, when I got the call, I was very shocked, very shocked.”

Sonny Kiss hadn’t had a match since August 2022 on Rampage. As far as Dynamite is concerned, his last match was the squash match against Kenny Omega in October 2020. Only time will tell whether he will find success elsewhere.

What’s your opinion on how AEW booked Sonny Kiss? Do you believe he could have been booked better? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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