Arn Anderson Reveals That His AEW Contract Is About To Expire, Thanks Tony Khan

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The wrestling legend is set to depart AEW imminently.

Arn Anderson officially signed with All Elite Wrestling on December 30th, 2019, and acted as Cody Rhodes’s personal advisor and head coach after assisting him in defeating Shawn Spears in August earlier that year. Following Rhodes’ departure in early 2022, Anderson presence across AEW TV was reduced, and it now appears as though his time with the promotion is coming to an end.

Speaking on his The ARN Show on The Four Horseman Network, Anderson revealed that his AEW contract is set to expire at the end of the month, with the conpany seemingly not set to retain his services as he thanked Tony Khan and many more.

“Well, I haven’t been just blowing my horn or blowing anybody’s horn or blowing this out of the water trying to make a bigger deal out of it than what it is, but one thing people know that I am very appreciative to have been in this business for 42 years. I have often said that this business does not owe me anything, I owe it everything. Here on the tail end of my career, I have been very fortunate to work for AEW and Tony Khan for the last four years, and I have been under contract. He’s a great, great human being. He has taken the wrestling business and given it another option and another whole different category of what professional wrestling is perceived to be or can be or will be or has been. So I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that worked there. They were all exceptionally great. Tony, we appreciate everything that you’ve done for the business. The limited time that I have left I want to spend with Brock, because I think Brock has aptitude and attitude. I think he will be A big player for somebody. I just got to get him some experience and that’s where I’m gonna devote my time is to helping develop Brock and teaching him and if he comes along like I think and hope he will, it will be sooner than later. So I just wanted to say thank you to Tony. Believe it or not, on doubleshot day, the 31st is the last day on my contract. I just want to say thank you. I appreciate everything. That goes to everybody that works there. All my friends, Tony Schiavone, JR, all those guys, all the talent. [Dean Malenko], obviously, Billy Gunn, all that crew. [Jerry Lynn]. Everybody was great. So I just want to say thank you and see you down the road.”

-Arn Anderson

Arn additionally cornered his son Brock Anderson during his spell with the promotion, although Brock was removed from the AEW roster last October.

As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on Arn Anderson’s imminent AEW departure and his plans for the future as soon as we hear more.

H/T to Fightful for the transcription.

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