Wrestling Legend Recalls Being Removed From AEW TV

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A legend has recalled their AEW run coming to an abrupt end.

AEW has developed a reputation for giving wrestling legends one last run in the sun before retirement. Bryan Danielson is enjoying a fine run towards the end of his full-time career, while Adam Copeland signed so that he could end his career with Christian Cage and Sting’s legend has only grown as he prepares to finally hang up his boots.

One of the first beneficiaries of this policy was Tully Blanchard, who established himself as one of the greatest tag team wrestlers in history in the 1980s and formed part of the Four Horsemen. In AEW, Blanchard was initially aligned with Shawn Spears before joining forces with FTR.

During this period, the veteran even got back in the ring, competing in a six-man tag team match with FTR in March 2021. However, a year later Blanchard was fired by FTR and moved to Ring of Honor, although by that July he was all but written off television before leaving the company.

Speaking to Wrestling Shoot Interviews, Blanchard reflected on his break-up with FTR and removal from television. The WWE Hall of Famer said it was as simple as management not liking his work.

“Obviously somebody didn’t like what I was doing, or lack of what I was doing,”

Blanchard added that FTR are probably the best tag team in the world today, but joked they’ve still got a way to go to match himself and Arn Anderson.

“They are probably the best tag team right now,” he said. “I would have a hard time saying best tag team of all time since Arn (Anderson) and I are already in that position (laughs).”

Tully Blanchard Says AEW Exit Was “Complex”

Speaking back in January, Tully Blanchard hinted there was more to his AEW departure than met the eye.

The veteran said his exit was more “complex” than his contract expiring, but declined to give any further details.

H/t to Wrestling Inc