Kevin Kelly, renowned for his extensive contributions to promotions like WWE, ROH, and NJPW, has recently found himself amidst controversy. Despite his hiatus during the G1 Climax 33 tournament last year, his return to the AEW roster has seemingly been cut short.

Speculation arose surrounding Kelly’s absence after his return to AEW was met with mixed reviews from fans. The situation escalated when Kelly publicly criticized Ian Riccaboni before the AEW Revolution pay-per-view, alleging defamation and asserting his value within the company.

Surprisingly, Kelly’s name has been removed from the AEW roster page, signaling his apparent departure from the promotion.

An update from tonight’s AEW Collision tapings, one of Ringside News‘ correspondents at the event sent word that Kevin Kelly was absent from the event, with Tony Schiavone taking his place. Kelly’s absence hints that his time with AEW might be over, although it’s not officially confirmed yet.


In the world of professional wrestling, changes are frequent, and Kevin Kelly’s absence from the AEW roster hints at potential shifts ahead. While fans may wonder about his future with the promotion, tonight’s tapings with Tony Schiavone taking the helm underscore the ongoing evolution in AEW’s commentary team. As we await further developments, we remain curious about Kelly’s next steps.

What do you think of Kevin Kelly’s absence from this week’s AEW Collision tapings? Do you think his time is up? Let us know in the comments.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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