2022 has been an unprecedented 12 months for All Elite Wrestling. Since the corporate’s inception in 2019, AEW has been in a position to management the narrative of what goes on inside its promotion. AEW President Tony Khan has signed fascinating free brokers and has elected to not renew undesirable contracts. Things started to shift within the early months of this 12 months when co-founder and former AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes introduced he was departing the corporate. From there, AEW struggled with a plethora of expertise accidents, as high names like CM Punk, Kenny Omega, Adam Cole, Bryan Danielson, and Kyle O’Reilly spent the majority of the summer season on the shelf. Mix within the current departures of featured stars like Bobby Fish and Malakai Black, and the uncontrollable variables for AEW proceed to pile up.
Another identify that appeared poised to affix Black in exiting AEW was stablemate Buddy Matthews. Reports circulated that Matthews was on his manner out of the corporate, and a promo from the previous WWE Cruiserweight Champion at a current impartial present appeared to point as such.
“Unfortunately, tonight, I’m going to be the bearer of some unfortunate news. As everyone knows, the House of Black has had some issues lately,” Matthews stated at Fight Life Pro Wrestling. “As all the members of the house, I speak beyond the wall, we want to thank you all for being members of the house. Unfortunately, I, like some of the other members, need to go away for a while. I need to recalibrate. I need to figure out some things. As my brother Malakai once said, this isn’t goodbye, this is see you later.”
Matthews has seemingly responded to rumors of his exit on Twitter, sharing a gif of Elaine from Seinfeld saying the phrase “fake” time and again.
— Buddy Matthews (@SNM_Buddy) September 26, 2022
This social media publish may very well be disputing quite a lot of issues associated to Matthews presently. Reports additionally instructed that The Great Muta spitting inexperienced mist in Matthews’s face on Friday’s AEW Rampage: Grand Slam was a manner of writing him off tv, which Matthews may very well be saying is “fake.”
Regardless of the place Matthews’s future takes him, stablemate Brody King is just not going wherever. King additionally obtained in on the cryptic gif tweets this weekend, sharing a movement image of Jordan Belfort’s well-known “I’m not f–king leaving” speech from The Wolf of Wall Street.
Stay tuned to ComicBook.com for updates on the House of Black’s future.