Stu Grayson departed AEW at the end of April after the two sides could not reach an agreement on a new contract.
Grayson has been aligned with Evil Uno throughout the majority of their respective careers and that partnership continued in AEW as members of the Dark Order.
Speaking to Steve Fall of NBC Sports Boston, Uno addressed Grayson's departure.
"It's a little weird," he said of Grayson no longer being around. "I won't lie and say that...he's my friend, so I have an understanding of what he's going through. It's not like it took me by surprise. It was a mutual decision. He wanted something out of his contract and they did not have that for him. He wasn't going to continue if it wasn't for that. He was fine walking away and wasn't upset in any way. I still see him. We run a wrestling school back in Canada and still see each other once or twice a week. We're still great friends. It is very weird because I navigated most of my wrestling career with him by my side and now I'm kind of doing it on my own again. There was a short period of time were I did it in the 2010s, where we weren't a team anymore, so it's going back to that, but now it's on national television, which is a lot harder. It's a lot easier to have an anchor point and someone who you know how to work with, who understands your rhythm in wrestling and your personality, who you are as a person, to help you navigate backstage. I'm pretty confident I'll do okay and I'm sure Stu, wherever he does land, will do fantastic as well. he's, truthfully, one of the best wrestlers in the world, and people are unaware of it."
Grayson put out a statement on his AEW departure, wishing everyone in Dark Order the best. You can find his full statement by clicking here.
Evil Uno most recently teamed with Ten (Preston Vance) on the May 16 episode of AEW Dark: Elevation. You can view the stream and find results from the show by clicking here.
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