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Former TNT Champion Wants To Leave AEW

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Below are a couple of top AEW & WWE news stories of the day.

• In a surprising turn of events, former TNT Champion Wardlow is reportedly looking to leave All Elite Wrestling once his contract expires. The 36-year-old powerhouse, who has been with AEW since 2020, is currently part of the Undisputed Kingdom faction but has struggled to maintain his earlier momentum.

Wardlow’s AEW Journey

Wardlow, once one of AEW’s hottest prospects, initially made a significant impact in the promotion. Known for his impressive physique and in-ring prowess, he quickly became a fan favorite and a formidable competitor. His tenure in AEW includes three reigns as TNT Champion and a memorable rivalry with MJF, culminating in a victory at the Double or Nothing pay-per-view in 2022.

Despite these highlights, Wardlow’s career has hit a plateau in recent months. He is now a member of the Undisputed Kingdom, alongside Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Matt Taven, and Mike Bennett. However, his involvement in the faction has not translated into the main event status many fans and insiders anticipated for him.

Desire to Leave

According to a report by Xero News, Wardlow is among several top AEW stars considering departure from the promotion once their contracts expire. While the exact expiration date of Wardlow’s contract remains unknown, his desire to explore opportunities outside Tony Khan’s organization is clear.

• WWE has announced that Ivar (of The Viking Raiders) suffered an injury on this week’s NXT. Here’s what they posted:

“As a result of the heinous attack by Gallus at the end of NXT, Ivar has suffered an injury and will be out of action indefinitely.”

Ivar’s injury has also caused a change in the tournament to crown the No. 1 contender for the WWE Speed Championship:

“With Ivar sidelined due to injury, Apollo Crews has received a second chance in the No. 1 Contender’s Tournament and will face Tyler Bate in the Semifinals this Wednesday on WWE Speed!”

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