Following his announcement that he had signed a long-term deal with IMPACT Wrestling, Frankie Kazarian may have confirmed his departure from AEW. While he was a member of the SCU trio with Christopher Daniels and Scorpio Sky, Kazarian signed with AEW in 2019. Sky and he became the inaugural tag team champions, reigning for 83 days until they were defeated by Omega and Page. Towards the middle of 2022, he feuded with his former partner for the TNT Title. After challenging for the title unsuccessfully on Rampage, he lost at Double or Nothing alongside Tay Conti and Sammy Guevara to Sky, Ethan Page, and the debuting Paige VanZant.
The last time he wrestled for AEW was in December 2022. He returned to IMPACT Wrestling last year as a former two-time PWG World Champion. In the past, he had held the X-Division and World Tag Team Titles with the promotion. Announcing the signing of a long-term contract at the Hard to Kill event, Kazarian implied he had left the company. Through their official social media accounts, IMPACT Wrestling later confirmed the news. In October last year, the veteran won the X-Division Title again, which doesn’t surprise us. Kazarian opted to cash in on his ‘Option C’ title contract instead of losing the gold. At Overdrive 2022, he challenged Josh Alexander for the IMPACT World Title.
PWInsider: Frankie Kazarian asked AEW to be released and it was granted.— Drainmaker 🌧️ 💵 (@DrainBamager) January 14, 2023
They were told Kazarian "did business the right way" and would be welcomed back into their locker room anytime, but going forward, he's with Impact. pic.twitter.com/iJBrkzgrri
Frankie Kazarian 2-Time World Champion Seemingly Confirms His Departure From AEW And Signs With The Popular Promotion IMPACT Wrestling
Frankie Kazarian may have confirmed his departure from AEW after joining IMPACT Wrestling. IMPACT Wrestling welcomed back the former two-time PWG World Champion last year. Previously, he held the X-Division and World Tag Team Titles with the promotion. Announcing at the promotion Hard to Kill event tonight that he had signed a long-term deal with the company, Kazarian has likely left All Elite Wrestling. In a later social media post, IMPACT Wrestling confirmed the news. After winning the X-Division Title again last October, t he move isn’t too surprising. A new contract has been signed by Frankie Kazarian with Impact Wrestling. During the Impact Hard To Kill pay-per-view in Atlanta, Kazarian made a surprise appearance and announced his long-term contract with the company.
Following the launch of AEW in 2019, Frankie Kazarian signed a new contract in January 2022 that covered the remainder of his time with the company. During Hard To Kill, Frankie Kazarian entered the ring as fans chanted his name. He expressed hope that the fans were as happy to see him as he was to see them. He then went on to say he had a few thoughts. As a result of his return to Impact last year to compete for the X-Division Title and the World Title, he recalled being among “strangers he thought were his friends” when he returned home. Kasarian continued his promo by saying he learned a long time ago that no one will stand up for you if you don’t. As Frankie Kazarian explained, he had a choice between being complacent or betting on himself and walking away. The fans won’t have to wait long to find out, as Frankie announced Impact’s new long-term deal.