The recent surprising releases of multiple superstars from the AEW roster sparked considerable backlash. Among those released were The Boys, integral to Dalton Castle’s character in ROH. Their departure came after Tony Khan alleged they failed to appear at scheduled events. Khan has since reaffirmed his stance on the matter.

The recent release of Brent and Brandon Tate, known as The Boys in Ring of Honor, came as a surprise to many fans. Their departure is particularly unexpected as they had been integral to an ongoing storyline involving Dalton Castle and Johnny TV in Ring of Honor.

Tony Khan noted that both of them no-showed events, which prompted their release. The Boys would then hit back at Tony Khan’s claim and revealed that it was due to budget cuts.

During the post-ROH Supercard of Honor press conference, Tony Khan responded to questions from John Pollock of POST Wrestling regarding the claims made by The Boys. Khan doubled down on his claim that The Boys no-showed events.


“I have not seen their exact statement. After the show, I heard a little bit of this as I was coming back. I stand by what I said. Also, I’ve only owned ROH for two years. There is a long history of ROH. It was my call to bring them back, I like their presentation with Dalton and I like them both personally, I’ve had a lot of good experiences with them. I would be open to working with them again in the future. There have been times where they came and have done great things for us. We did the House Rules tour and I loved having them. There have been times, for my era of ROH, and I’ve been told, from the company I inherited, other times in the past, I’m just going off my experiences. There are two sides to that story. I know yesterday they said ‘stay tuned,’ I stayed tuned, then I heard, and I am not moved.”

Even with The Boys, I disagree with the point on travel and in the history of ROH, and working with us, that there hadn’t been a couple of times where they didn’t make and it made me change stuff. On the other hand, I really like both of them. Whether we agree or not about that point of contention, I think it’s regardless. They were great and a great part of Dalton’s act. I like both of them.

Interestingly enough, one released AEW star will return to the company once he is cleared for in-ring action. Nevertheless, we will have to wait and see whether The Boys will return to ROH again one day.

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