It Looks Like AR Fox Has Heat With AEW Management

This past weekend at AEW: All In London, All Elite Wrestling presented its highest-grossing and most-attended event of all time. One of the most exciting matches on the card saw WWE Hall of Famer Sting team with Darby Allin to take on Swerve Strickland and TNT Champion Christian Cage in a Coffin Match. In the end, Sting and Allin stood tall as Strickland lay in the coffin, lid closed.

It was a wild brawl that would have been presented differently had it gone forward as planned. As fans may remember, initially, Strickland was set to tag with his Mogul Embassy stablemate AR Fox in the match, but due to a loss to Nick Wayne and Allin on the Dynamite before All In, Fox was fired from the group and replaced in the match by Cage. It was an interesting twist in the final days before the historic event, and it does not sound like it was planned to go down that way.

Fightful reports that Fox has not worked international dates since 2016, and there is a reason for that, although it was not explicitly mentioned. Whatever the reason may be, AEW apparently feels like Fox was not upfront with them about his inability to travel internationally. Despite his popularity backstage, his removal from the card and the creative hurdles the company had to jump through because of it have brought heat on the star internally. There were discussions about keeping him in Mogul Embassy, but the decision was ultimately made to have him tossed from the group.

After making several non-contracted appearances, Fox was officially signed to an AEW contract at the end of last year. He competed at ROH Death Before Dishonor in July, defeating Shane Taylor, who will face ROH TV Champion Samoa Joe this weekend at All Out.