Sadie Gibbs Comments On AEW Plans Before Release, Says Door Is Still Open

Sadie Gibbs offers more details on her AEW release. 

Gibbs was released by AEW in August over travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She only had a couple of matches in AEW, but was planning to move to the United States in March to live in Atlanta full-time in order to be closer to the AEW base. 

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"I was going to move to Atlanta, which is where the Nightmare Factory is with AEW. I would be training there and just be around more, to be implemented into things. I just wanted to give 100% and dedicate to the promotion. Obviously, things changed, but that was the plan," she told Chris Van Vliet. "Before that, I was being flown in for the shows. During that time, I had two main matches, which is a little bit disappointing because I was having matches every week before in Japan. Then when I signed, I had two matches with them. I didn't get to showcase my skills."

Gibbs said she would've lived at the Nightmare Factory, taking in all the training, and believes she would have been more involved in AEW had the move happened. 

"Come August, they let three of us go from the UK. They kept a couple from the UK, I noticed. Anthony Ogogo is still with them. It's a bit bittersweet. It's a hard one to swallow, but I guess they had to cut their costs and the situation is what it is. I probably won't get to fly over there until March (2021) at the earliest," she said, but admitted everything is up in the air as who knows where things will stand in March 2021. 

When asked about how she was told about the release and her future in AEW, she said, "It was really nicely done. They said it wasn't about talent or anything like that, they wouldn't have signed me if they thought that. It was purely based on the uncertainty of being able to get to the States. They said reach out when the world is settled and normal." 

Gibbs was part of the Casino Battle Royale at AEW All Out 2019 and then wrestled two matches on Dark. She never wrestled on AEW Dynamite and didn't wrestle for AEW since October 2019.

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