Bridges Weren't Burned In Jonathan Gresham-Tony Khan-AEW Situation

Jonathan Gresham doesn't figure into AEW/ROH creative plans as of now after asking for his release.

Fightful Select reported Sunday that Gresham asked for his release from the company. The situation was confirmed by both sides as "getting heated" privately. However, we were told from the AEW side of things, they were happy with how the match between Gresham and Claudio Castagnoli came off, and many respected the professionalism of him continuing with the match. Despite the heated nature of the conversation, it didn't appear that any bridges were burned. We also have yet to get a confirmation that a release was granted.

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We've learned that there was interest from "at least three companies" before Gresham ended up signing with AEW/ROH, but it was also said that his immediate feelings were that he was done with wrestling for a while. Many of his co-workers believe that Gresham loves wrestling too much for that to be a reality, however.

We have not heard of any connection between Jonathan Gresham and Tully Blanchard leaving, and haven't heard any indication that one or the other were particularly attached to their on-screen pairing.

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