Tony Khan confirms he did not renew AEW contract for Sonny Kiss

Originally published at Tony Khan confirms he did not renew AEW contract for Sonny Kiss

Sonny Kiss was confirmed by Tony Khan to be no longer with AEW at the All Out press conference on Sunday night.

Khan was asked about the absence of Sonny from the roster page and the fact that no one had yet said anything official about the situation. He answered:

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, and 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. And I really like Sonny Kiss.

I think Sonny Kiss could certainly be back potentially, too. We’ve seen wrestlers go on and do some exciting stuff and come back like Stu Grayson, for example. So you never know what the future holds for Sonny Kiss or AEW, but I think Sonny Kiss has a lot of talent and I definitely wish him the best as a wrestler and still really hold Sonny in very high regard.

It’s true that I didn’t renew that contract, but not because I don’t like Sonny.

Khan added that the loss of AEW Dark and Dark: Elevation had reduced the number of spots for the roster. 

Sonny Kiss had been with AEW since its launch in 2019. She is now a free agent.