Mike Santana, who made a triumphant return to AEW in August of last year, had been notably absent from AEW television for an extended period until his departure from the company this month. In response to his exit, Mike Santana has addressed the circumstances surrounding his departure.

If you weren’t aware, Santana and his former tag team partner Ortiz engaged in a memorable and deeply personal feud on AEW Rampage last year, showcasing their exceptional promo skills.

Their No Disqualification match on the October 25th edition of AEW Rampage ended with Santana emerging victorious. However, despite this significant win, Santana was noticeably absent from AEW television since that time.

Santana then expressed his frustration over lack of TV time and he eventually left the company this month. Mike Santana took to Twitter and broke his silence on his exit, where he expressed gratitude for his time in AEW and promised that the best was yet to come for him.


”Took a few days to reflect and I can’t tell you how truly blessed and grateful I feel. It’s been 5 years full of ups and downs, but above all it taught me so much about myself and this business. I’m thankful for the opportunity I was given to be a part of history at the ground level. I can say that I’ll forever be a part of that legacy right at day one. But as you know, there comes a time in life where you have to make decisions and take a bet on yourself. We only get one chance at this life thing and life is about taking risks.”

”You’ll never know your true potential unless you really put it to work. I’m a big believer in “When one door closes, a bigger door opens”, and im so excited for what the future holds for me. With that being said, I want to thank God and my father for continuing to guide me. My family for their endless support.”

”All the fans who have backed me endlessly no matter what. To Ortiz, for the years. And AEW for the knowledge and opportunity.”


The real reason for his AEW exit was also revealed. The future for Mike Santana remains uncertain, and fans are eager to see what comes next for him. Many believe that AEW might not have fully utilized his abilities during his time with the company.

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