Sonny Kiss says it was heartbreaking to leave All Elite Wrestling after begging to be brought to TV.
Despite not being featured on AEW television for quite some time, Sonny Kiss said in early August that she hoped to be part of All Elite wrestling for a very long time. However, the star was soon removed from the company’s roster, and Tony Khan confirmed at the post-All Out press conference that her contract had not been renewed.
Speaking on a recent episode of Busted Open, Sonny Kiss opened up about her AEW exit, calling the situation “heartbreaking.”
“Definitely a question that a lot of people asked, like, ‘Where is Sonny? Where is Sonny?’ I understand. It hurt to go places and they was always the question they was asked. Like I would be in a super market or at training, whatever, and it’s just like, ‘We don’t see you.’
“But I’m feeling, it’s like a heartbreak. It’s been a little rough because this was everything I’ve always wanted to do, it’s a dream. I’ve worked so very hard, I worked tirelessly for this not to happen. Dustin Rhodes, who’s been my mentor and trainer, he’s a trainer for all the women at AEW, and every single time I got sent to TV, I was there hours, hours before doors open, I worked my ass off every single week to make sure this didn’t happen. So yeah it’s heartbreaking.”
Sonny Kiss Begged To Be Brought To AEW TV
Continuing, Kiss revealed when she found out that her contract wasn’t being renewed. According to the star, she was shocked by the decision.
“I got the call the last week of August. Honestly, it took a long time for it to settle in. It took a long time because I just was in shock. I wasn’t expecting it. “Obviously, for the longest time, throughout the past couple years of there not being any creative for me, I’ve thought about it. I thought about everything, like why? What am I doing wrong?
“I would beg sometimes to go to TV. Can I just go to train with Dustin [Rhodes], please? Just something. Because I wanted to work. I never was resting on my laurels, I never was just okay with not doing anything, I never was okay with that. So yeah, when I got the call, I was very shocked.”
Sonny Kiss joined AEW back in 2019 but has only competed on TV on nine occasions with most of her matches in the company coming on the axed Dark and Elevation YouTube shows.
Kiss last competed in an AEW ring back in March 2023 when she teamed with Trustbusters partner Jeeves Kay in a loss to the Iron Savages. She was later featured on ROH shows but failed to pick up a win, with her last ROH bout taking place on July 22nd when she and her fellow Trustbusters lost to Dalton Castle & The Boys. At EFFY’s Big Gay Brunch on September 2nd, she teamed with exótico legend Pimpinela Escarlata to pick up a victory over EFFY and Allie Katch.
Sonny Kiss also issued a statement on her AEW exit on social media.