Bobby Fish reportedly tried to get his former stablemates to leave AEW to return to WWE.
A new report from Ryan Frederick of the Wrestling Observer notes that Fish tried to persuade Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly to request their AEW releases so they could return to WWE.
Cole and O’Reilly reportedly said no to Fish.
Fish left AEW in late August when his contract expired and it was not renewed. Cole and O’Reilly still have several years left on their contracts, but they are both currently on the shelf with injuries. Cole has not been in the ring since Forbidden Door in late June, where he reportedly suffered a concussion. O’Reilly has not been in the ring since the June 8 Dynamite and is expected to be out for some time until next year after recently undergoing neck surgery.
Cole, O’Reilly and Fish had a successful run as The Undisputed Era in WWE NXT. They then had a stint as The Undisputed Elite in AEW.
Fish was released by WWE on August 6, 2021, along with other cuts, and he then debuted for AEW on October 6 last year. Fish reunited with Cole last November and O’Reilly last December following their WWE departure and AEW debut. The group last appeared on AEW TV during the August 3 edition of Dynamite, where they incited The Young Bucks to seemingly start a new feud, but have not been seen since.
Fish, who turns 46 next month, is currently taking indie bookings for matches and seminars, but it’s not yet known whether WWE wants to bring him back.
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