AEW: QT Marshall Contract Update, Santana on AEW Return, Darby Allin on AEW Career Future

QT Marshall Reportedly in Talks for Potential New AEW Contract

QT Marshall reportedly is currently in talks with AEW for a potential new contract in the company, according to Fightful Select.

It was reported that their sources stated that Marshall and AEW officials have held recent talks regarding a short terms extension for his current contract with the company. It was reported that while it is likely that he will sign this extension, it has not been officially signed yet.

It was also reported that besides his work as an active talent, Marshall also works backstage as AEW’s Vice President of Show and Creative Coordination and runs the Nightmare Factory wrestling school alongside with Cody Rhodes.

Santana Comments on His AEW Return at Wednesday’s Dynamite Show

Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite Fyter Fest 2023 show in Duluth, Georgia featured Santana making his surprise return from injury to AEW. Santana made his surprise appearance alongside Ortiz and were revealed as the mystery partners for Blackpool Combat Club’s team for Stadium Stampede following their attacks on Eddie Kingston and Penta El Zero Miedo.

Following his surprise appearance, Santana reflected on Twitter about his return from injury to AEW.

“To say that I knew what the road ahead of me was going to be like when I got hurt, would be totally false. The struggles and battles I’ve overcome to get back to what I love and have dedicated my life to is unimaginable. But the most important thing was that it taught me so much about myself and made me a 10x better person than who I was. I’m thankful that everything from the last 3 and half years happened the way they did. It needed to. Everything from losing my father, to unhappiness at work, to personal struggles, and everything in between. I’m thankful for all those things. They forced me to face me. To look in the mirror and learn to love/appreciate the person looking back. My story will be told eventually. I just want to enjoy this moment that I’ve worked so damn hard to get to. Thanks to EVERYONE who ever reached out. Every message from the fans. All the support from my family. Those who were there during my darkest days. I’II forever be grateful for all of you. NOW LETS GET TO WORK!”

Darby Comments on Wanting to Stay in AEW for Rest of His Career

A recent episode of the 92.9 The Game’s The John Chuckery Show featured Darby Allin as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Allin’s thoughts on not being interested in the idea of a “bidding war” for him with other promotions and instead wants to stay in AEW for the rest of his career.

“I can’t say enough good things about working with Tony Khan. It baffles me that people can take it for granted. I don’t know if people realize how fortunate we are to be wrestling at such a high level with such an open-minded owner. What you see out there is 100% Darby Allin. Nobody tells me how to walk, talk, or act. It’s 100% me. To have that free reign to collaborate with Tony and create such good storylines leading to Wembley, you can’t say enough good things. I’m super stoked about everything and my whole growth with AEW, but them letting me be me. I haven’t shied away from this, I tell Tony that I’m maybe the worst businessman in pro wrestling because there is never going to be a bidding war for Darby Allin. I love AEW so much, I’m not playing games. I’m not going to be like, ‘what if I went somewhere else?’ No, I’m just being real, Darby Allin is going to live and die in AEW.”

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