Several AEW Stars “Don’t Want To Be There”

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A new report has suggested that there are people on the AEW roster that “don’t wanna be there” following another promo on Dynamite that seemed to denigrate parts of the company.

On Dynamite in Winnipeg, AEW World Champion MJF tried to celebrate his re-Bar Mitzvah but ended up being interrupted by Jungle Boy Jack Perry, Sammy Guevara, and Darby Allin who all signalled their intention to challenge for his title.

The promos did lead to some comments that have been questioned if they show AEW in the best light with more insinuations that people want to leave the company. Dave Meltzer speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio noted that comments like that don’t help the company but admits that there are people in the locker room that don’t want to be there:

“With the whole thing of Darby Allin talking about, ‘All these guys complain, all these guys wanna leave’ and everything like that. Okay, that’s true, but to talk about it on your own television show, basically by doing that, you’re telling people you’re the secondary company. We’ve seen this since May (2022) when this really started happening, and it’s done the company no good.

“One of the weaknesses with AEW, two things, number one is that so much of the talent complains publicly, which makes the company look real bad, because there’s no fear.

“There’s people who don’t want to be there. And signed contracts because they didn’t think WWE wanted them, and then they had… some people have the WWE attitude coming in and some people don’t. Some people from WWE are tremendous assets to this company, and some people have been anything but that, and it’s a case-by-case basis.”

“The fanbase has gotten softer, they’re not as into it as they were, because they’re being told… before then, it was like, ‘We’re gonna be number one, or we’re the better product but they’re the older product, we’re the younger cooler product and all this’.

“Now it’s like, ‘Everyone wants to be there (WWE), half our guys wanna be there or tease they wanna be there, and we’re the product with the guys that either aren’t good enough to be there or the few guys who don’t wanna be there’.”

MJF has long discussed the “bidding war of 2024” in his future as he teases a possible switch to WWE while rumours have persisted about the future of Andrade El Idolo who was suspended after a backstage altercation with Sammy Guevara and CM Punk still remains on the shelf after his own backstage fight at All Out.

h/t WrestleTalk