Bobby Fish is now the latest star to depart All Elite Wrestling, almost a year after he first arrived in the promotion.
Bobby Fish has been somewhat of a focal point in AEW since he arrived in the company last October, having been aligned with Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly in The Undisputed Elite for the majority of his tenure. Having last appeared when they left The Young Bucks laid out on the 10 August Dynamite, though, Fish’s time in AEW has seemingly concluded.
Per Fightful Select, the former NXT Superstar’s contract wasn’t expected to be renewed when it expired. Speaking on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, however, Dave Meltzer and Brian Alvarez indicated that Bobby Fish is now officially gone from the company after his contract ran out “today”:
[Alvarez] “It looks like Bobby Fish is likely done. His AEW contract expires I believe today.”
[Meltzer] “It sounds early because he started in October, but I know you’re right. It’s not ‘probably’ – he’s done. It’s confirmed, he’s done. Whatever the deal was, either he was not offered a renewal or he chose not to be renewed.”
No concrete reason was given as to why AEW won’t be keeping him around. Bobby Fish has made comments recently regarding CM Punk and Dax Harwood, calling out the former AEW World Champion for his attempted Roundhouse Kick last week and alleging that he “got into it” with Harwood backstage.
Fish debuted with AEW on the 6 October edition of Dynamite, unsuccessfully challenging Sammy Guevara for the TNT Championship. He embarked on a brief singles run with the company before he and Adam Cole were joined by a debuting Kyle O’Reilly in December, ultimately challenging twice for the AEW World Tag Team Championships alongside ‘The Violent Artist’.