Tully Blanchard entered All Elite Wrestling in 2019, taking on the role of managing Shawn Spears during his feud with Cody Rhodes. Subsequently, he continued to be associated with Spears and became part of The Pinnacle. He may no longer be part of AEW, but that doesn’t mean he won’t get asked about his time there. In fact, Blanchard revealed why he was removed from AEW television entirely.

Blanchard’s tenure with FTR extended until 2021 when, in a storyline twist, they “fired” him. This departure led to Blanchard forming Tully Blanchard Enterprises in Ring of Honor. In another storyline development, he “sold” the faction to Prince Nana, who then reformed The Embassy.

While appearing on Wrestling Shoot Interviews, the WWE Hall of Famer talked about his time in AEW managing FTR. Blanchard revealed why he felt AEW decided to remove him from AEW television entirely.

The pro wrestling legend stated that he believes it was due to the fact that someone higher up the food chain wasn’t a fan of what he was doing in AEW, or not doing as well.


Obviously, somebody didn’t like what I was doing, or lack of what I was doing.”

In January 2022, Blanchard confirmed that he had departed from AEW, describing the situation as complex. However, he noted that his contract had expired. We’ll have to see what’s next in store for Blanchard in the world of professional wrestling.

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