Kevin Kelly, widely acknowledged for his substantial contributions to promotions like WWE, ROH, and NJPW, recently faced controversy. His removal from AEW’s roster page and absence from the Collision taping this week suggest a parting of ways between Kevin Kelly and AEW.

Speculation emerged regarding Kevin Kelly’s absence following his comeback to AEW, which received varying fan reviews. Tensions escalated when Kelly publicly criticized Ian Riccaboni ahead of the AEW Revolution pay-per-view, accusing him of defamation and underscoring his significance within the company.

Kelly’s name was taken off the AEW roster page this week, hinting at his apparent exit from the promotion. In addition to that, Kevin Kelly was notably absent from the latest AEW Collision taping.

According to a report by PWTorch, Kevin Kelly has been fired by AEW. This is not a surprise considering the recent turn of events in the past week, and it is likely most fans are unaffected by his departure.


”Kevin Kelly, who was part of the AEW Collision commentary team since the launch of the show last summer, has been fired by AEW according to PWTorch sources.”

‘Kelly’s posts on social media last weekend cost him his job, according to PWTorch sources.”

Kelly faced a challenging beginning as the host of Collision, appearing unfamiliar with the product, the names of signature moves, and the history of wrestlers and ongoing feuds.

Despite having a strong reputation from calling English broadcasts of some of New Japan’s best events, endearing him to the AEW fanbase, this goodwill diminished quickly. Nevertheless, only time will tell what the future holds for Kevin Kelly, as it is likely other promotions will want to hire him now.

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