AEW: Buddy Matthews Update, Carey Silkin on AEW’s Handling of ROH, Dark Elevation Results

Buddy Matthews’ AEW Status Update

As noted before, Buddy Matthews recently announced that he will be taking a break from wrestling to deal with some personal-related issues. Matthews’ future in AEW is currently in doubt due to the belief that his appearance at this past Friday’s AEW Rampage show might have possibly been his last in the company.

The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer reported in Sunday’s Daily Update that his sources have yet to confirm if Matthews has been released from AEW. Those spoken to reportedly stated that they currently believe Matthews is under a long-term deal with AEW but wants to go back to WWE.

Those same sources also stated that AEW CEO Tony Khan is not that fond on the idea of releasing people from their contracts just to simply go to WWE.

Meltzer reported that the current feeling within AEW is that both Matthews and Malakai Black’s time with the company is likely over.

Matthews responded earlier today on Twitter over the rumors and reports of him wanting to leave AEW and return to WWE.

Former ROH Owner Cary Silkin Comments on AEW’s Handling of ROH

A recent episode of the Busted Open Radio podcast had former Ring of Honor owner Cary Silkin as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Silkin’s thoughts on Chris Jericho’s recent ROH World Championship victory and AEW’s handling of ROH since Tony Khan’s purchase from Sinclair.

“No, not yet [there has not been a good enough nod to the foundation of ROH on AEW programming]. To be honest, maybe Tony Khan will hear this and not be happy with what I said but, there was a lot of good… he’s got so many people there that he’s gonna use contracted AEW guys as opposed to bringing in Dalton Castle regularly or bringing in a Matt Taven and whoever else and hopefully some of these guys that were fringed but worthy wrestling talent like Taven, like Mike Bennett, other guys have signed with IMPACT already as Tommy [Dreamer] knows. PCO was sort of associated with Ring of Honor. Hey, maybe Bully Ray will come back… But yeah, I would like to see the brand represented. Absolutely, Chris Jericho brings more attention to the ROH letters, but he’s got Claudio [Castagnoli] there, he’s got Bryan Danielson there, Jay Lethal who I feel has not been used to his best ability at all, far from it. But I’m not the guy with the pencil. But there’s enough guys with the true Ring of Honor lineage. Dalton was there… I was happy to see that. So, hopefully if this comes together, there will be a little more of the old school Ring of Honor vibe.

It was a great experience. Jericho will get his [for putting his hands on me] and it’s gonna be interesting to see what they do with him, but as Tommy pointed out, the Ring of Honor Title will get a lot more attention and hopefully lead to this pie in the sky TV deal that Tony Khan’s been working on and I think he is.”

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AEW Dark Elevation Results – Sept. 26, 2022

September 26, 2022
Queens, New York – Arthur Ashe Stadium
Commentary: Ian Riccaboni and “Daddy Magic” Matt Menard

AEW Dark Elevation Quick Match Results:

  1. Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford defeated Shawn Dean & Skye Blue via Anarchist Suplex (pinfall)
  2. Ortiz defeated Serpentico via Fisherman Buster (pinfall)