AEW made headlines on April 1, 2024, with the unexpected release of several talents from its roster. Among those cut were Parker Boudreaux, Anthony Henry, Stu Grayson, Dasha Kurtel, and The Boys, also known as the Tate Twins.

While speculation arose regarding potential financial difficulties prompting these releases, PWInsider offers a different perspective. According to their report, the releases were not driven by financial constraints but rather stemmed from a strategic reorganization of how AEW utilizes its roster. The company aimed to allow talent the freedom to pursue other opportunities while keeping the door open for potential future use.

Notably, the Tate Twins are now unrestricted free agents despite having approximately 16 months remaining on their AEW contracts. This aligns with the broader approach of granting released talent the flexibility to explore new ventures.

The decision underscores AEW’s commitment to adapting its roster management strategies to best serve the needs of both the company and its performers. While the departures may come as a surprise to fans, they reflect AEW’s ongoing efforts to evolve and optimize its operations in the ever-changing landscape of professional wrestling.


How do you feel about AEW’s recent decision to release several talents from its roster, including Parker Boudreaux, Anthony Henry, Stu Grayson, Dasha Kurtel, and The Boys? Do you think this strategic reorganization of the roster will benefit both the company and the performers in the long run? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments below.

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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