During the height of the Wednesday Night War between WWE NXT and AEW Dynamite, one group became the centerpiece for Triple H’s gold and black brand, The Undisputed Era. Led by Adam Cole and filled out by Kyle O’Reilly, Roderick Strong, and Bobby Fish, the trio of former Ring of Honor stars regularly monopolized the singles and tag team main event pictures.
When the War came to an end, the members of the group began jumping ship to Tony Khan’s budding pro wrestling empire. Cole was the first to make the leap, debuting at AEW All Out 2021, but O’Reilly and Fish were not far behind. Strong is the final member of the stable to join the All Elite ranks, and many fans have wondered if a full-on reunion could be on the horizon.
Unfortunately for the AEW faithful, O’Reilly is currently out of action recovering from neck surgery, and Fish parted ways with the company last year. In an exclusive interview I conducted for Inside The Ropes, Fish addressed his exit from AEW, and one big rumor that has made the rounds about it.
“There’s one that went around about me for a while that is pretty much get accepted as fact, at this point,” he said. “And there’s no foundation to it whatsoever. Somebody, one of Meltzer’s people, at one point, released some leak about me when I left AEW trying to get Kyle and Adam to come to WWE, and that is accepted, at this point, as like gospel, and there’s no truth to it whatsoever.
“But when somebody has, you know, low moral value, reporting-wise, and then it gets into that news feed. Like I said, the desire to know, the perceived dirt is such that it, like, it becomes, fiction becomes fact. I’ve been the victim of that more than once.”