Rebel has been one of the most consistent TV presences since her debut in 2014. However, that might change this year if she doesn’t get an opportunity to become an active part of AEW programming. While many thought that Rebel’s lack of appearance on AEW TV was due to her contract being concluded, this isn’t apparently the case.
As per a report from Fightful Select, Rebel is still under an AEW contract. Moreover, while she hasn’t been backstage throughout her absence, she has expressed interest in returning to TV if she is asked to. The report also stated that there have been internal talks expressing interest in bringing her back to TV, though the specifics of that possibility weren’t concluded.
“When asking around, we’re told that Rebel hasn’t been backstage much during her absence from All Elite Wrestling, but has been open to returning to TV if asked. When we followed up on that, we were told there were some internal talks about her possibly being back on television, but specifics or a likelihood of that happening wasn’t revealed. We were told there weren’t working plans for her to wrestle. She has publicly expressed her desire to wrestle on the indies next year.”
On another note, however, Rebel has said elsewhere that she would like to head out for some indie appearances next year. The 45-year-old has been off air ever since Britt Baker transitioned to a babyface. She also hasn’t been a part of the AEW makeup department, as per a report.
Interestingly, Rebel recently expressed interest in making in-ring appearances at independent promotions on X (formerly known as Twitter). She wrote in a post, “Tag the best Independent Shows and Wrestlers out there. I wanna Fight. #Rebel.”
It remains to be seen whether Rebel is going to get any active roles in the AEW programming any time soon. Do you think she’s going to make a direct appearance in the Indies, or will she continue her trajectory with AEW? Sound off in the comments below.