AEW has seen some notable exits over the past few weeks. Dana Massie brought a lot of attention when she parted ways with AEW. Now, we have another talented performer who is leaving.

Shawn Spears entered AEW, thanks to Cody Rhodes, after he was granted his release request from WWE. Now, years later, Spears is set to exit the company.

Sean Sapp reported behind Fightful’s paywall that Shawn Spears becomes a free agent on January 1st. It was also noted that his departure was amicable with All Elite Wrestling.

We’re told that Spears becomes a free agent on January 1, and the departure was amicable between he and All Elite Wrestling.


Shawn Spears played a significant role in AEW’s initial phase, engaging in a feud with Cody Rhodes. He didn’t like how The American Nightmare called him “a good hand.” That was an insult to the former Tye Dillinger, who was a Perfect 10.

Following the decline of The Pinnacle, Shawn Spears found himself without a clear direction and had limited appearances on AEW television. His last wrestling match was at AEW All Out Zero Hour, and he hasn’t been featured on a Dynamite episode since May 2022.

Shawn Spears and Cassie Lee just announced that they are expecting their second child together. He has a lot to look forward to at home, and now it appears that he will get even more time with his family in 2024.

What’s your take on Shawn Spears leaving AEW? Let us know what you think in the comments section!

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