AEW Star Set For Return After Uncertain Few Months

AEW President Tony Khan

One AEW star who looked like they were on their way out of the company is now set for a return after being medically cleared.

On April 3rd, Anthony Henry was released alongside several AEW and ROH talents. Henry’s departure caught many by surprise given his popularity as one half of The Workhorsemen. To make matters worse for the star, he was recovering from a broken jaw when he received the call, having suffered the injury at an indie event.

Following his release, Anthony Henry admitted he could retire, commenting that he was unsure whether he wanted to continue wrestling. However, things change quickly in the world of pro wrestling.

In response to a question during a media call ahead of ROH Supercard of Honor, Tony Khan revealed he’s changed his mind about Henry’s release. The AEW and ROH boss said that after thinking further, Henry will return when he’s back to full fitness:

As an example, one of the things that has come up is Anthony Henry. He’s somebody who’s done great work in ROH.

I really like Anthony and his team, The Workhorsemen. Anthony got injured on an independent show. I do think when our wrestlers, there’s a double-edged sword here, when we book independent shows, injuries can happen, and there’s a risk to that, and they can affect the wrestler’s career, and frankly, here in AEW, it changes our plans, or in ROH, it can change our plans when the talent get injured here, and by the same token, it changes our plans when people get injured on the outside.

Any time anybody gets injured here, I feel responsible, and when it happens on the independents, it’s a challenging gray area. I’ve had a little bit of time to reflect and think about it. Anthony’s gonna be healing up soon, and I’ve thought about it, and Anthony’s gonna come back to AEW and ROH when he’s cleared, which is gonna be pretty soon, and I think we’ve worked something good out. So I’d like to have Anthony back in AEW/ROH.

AEW Star Ready To Return

Now taking to social media, Anthony Henry has revealed he’s been medically cleared to compete meaning he could be back in an AEW or ROH ring any time now:

Your boy is cleared and might be returning this week…keep your eyes open! #workhorsemen

Henry also noted some personal goals ahead of his comeback that include winning gold in Ring of Honor and AEW and having a one-on-one match with Bryan Danielson.