They can’t have everyone. Over the weekend, AEW jumped into the wrestling world with a huge splash called Double Or Nothing. Wrestling fans and wrestlers as well have been talking about the event and that changes all kinds of things in the wrestling industry. There are a variety of wrestlers coming into the company, but it turns out that AEW isn’t the right place for everyone.
According to SoCal Uncensored, Joey Ryan has turned down an offer to work for AEW. Ryan has a history with the group running the promotion, including appearing on Being The Elite and making an appearance at last year’s All In event. There is a slight chance that Ryan could be signing with WWE, who may have offered him a chance to work for the company in an attempt to keep him from AEW. Ryan is scheduled to make an announcement on his wrestling future on Thursday May 30 at a Bar Wrestling event.
This Thursday, May 30th in SoCal, Joey Ryan will announce his future plans, contract status and the future of #BarWrestling.
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— Bar Wrestling (@BarWrestling) May 25, 2019
The All In appearance is a little questionable so we’ll go with something else. Check out Ryan in Lucha Underground:
Opinion: This is quite the surprise as Ryan seems to be the perfect fit for AEW. I’d be surprised if he actually winds up in WWE as he’s the least appropriate fit for the company ever. I’m surprised that he turned down the offer, but Ryan is said to be a very successful independent wrestler so maybe he wants to just be his own boss and go wherever he wants. If that’s something he can do, good for him as he certainly doesn’t need to sign with a big company if he can pull that off.
Are you surprised Ryan didn’t sign? Where do you think he will wind up? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.
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