Tony Khan Confirms Sonny Kiss’ AEW Exit

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As we previously reported here on eWn, Sonny Kiss has officially parted ways with AEW, as her contract expired at the beginning of the month.

During the post-All Out 2023 media scrum this past Sunday, AEW President Tony Khan confirmed Kiss’ exit from the company.


Khan noted he was open to re-signing Kiss in the future. He said,

I really like Sonny Kiss. We have a roster of over a hundred wrestlers now across AEW, and Sonny is a great wrestler. I think I’ve done a lot to really keep the locker room stable. I have a lot of people that I not only keep under contract but also I’ve done well, I think, to not do like major mass layoffs and let 20, 30 people go at a time. But I do think I can’t renew every single contract in AEW. It would be impossible. And with such a big roster and a limited amount of TV spots, I think Sonny Kiss is a great wrestler and had a lot of potential from the very beginning of AEW, and still has a lot of potential as a wrestler. I really like Sonny Kiss. I think Sonny Kiss could certainly be back, potentially too. We’ve seen wrestlers go on, do exciting stuff, and comeback like Stu Grayson, for example. So you never know what the future holds for Sonny Kiss or AEW. I think Sonny Kiss has a lot of talent and I wish him the best as a wrestler and still really hold Sonny in high regard. It’s true that I did not renew that contract, but not because I don’t like Sonny. Because I book all the matches and do all the paperwork and put everything down on paper. I like Sonny a lot. Every opportunity Sonny has had, I’ve put thought into it and put it together.

I would say the same of every wrestler here and with a huge crew, it’s hard to get everyone on TV. One thing that’s also a challenge, to be honest, is losing Dark and Elevation. It’s put more of an emphasis on five hours of television, so I think some of that was made up with TV spots. A lot of people stepped up but the roster is growing and growing. There’s more wrestlers than when we started. It’s much bigger than the original AEW roster, that Sonny was a great part of. Sonny and others who are not with AEW anymore, we’ll keep an eye on them and I’d be open to bringing them back if something opens up or I get an idea for a story of if anybody has an idea for a story that I like for a story that I would do or they get hot and I get interested. I think Sonny’s got a lot of potential still and is a young person so definitely open to that. And Dark and Elevation, I think Sonny wrestled a lot on those shows, and that’s something we don’t really have right now. The TV spots are tight so that’s a lot of what it is. But certainly, Sonny’s a good wrestler.

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