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Baron Black: My AEW Status Hasn’t Changed, I Have Unfinished Business There

Baron Black comments on his status with All Elite Wrestling and says nothing has changed.

Black has competed for the company throughout the past two years, mainly on Dark and Dark: Elevation. In recent months, he has been focused on his own promotion, Battle Slam, where he won the ICON World Championship at the Aftermath event in September.

In an interview with, Black commented on his AEW status and stated that it hasn’t changed. He noted that he doesn’t see himself going anywhere. Black also pointed out that he’s one of the last few AEW Dark competitors from the pandemic era who are still around.

“Oh, my status is still the same. It hasn’t changed,” Black said. “People always come asking, when I’m gonna see you back on Dark. Hey, man, just relax. You know what I mean? Everybody has to take care of certain things that go around in their lives and stuff like that. But yeah, it’s still the same. I mean, I’ve been I’ve been working with them for over two years now. I’m one of the last remaining few from the pandemic era. We just had to film at six o’clock in morning. I don’t perceive me going anywhere. So you’ll definitely see me again. That’s the status right now, it’s all good.”

When asked whether he is signed to AEW, Black responded by saying that he doesn’t have an official contract. He expressed his hope that he’ll get one and stated that they have a “great working relationship.”

“Oh, no, there is officially no contract with them,” Black said. “To a lot of people surprise because a lot of people kind of assume that, which I understand because I’ve been all over AEW Dark and Elevation for two years. Probably more than any other wrestlers to ever appear on AEW. No, there’s no official contract right now. Hopefully we’ll get to that point at some point but as of right now it’s not. We have a great working relationship, but there’s nothing on the paperwork.”

Black was also asked whether he’d be opportunities elsewhere if they came along. NJPW and WWE specifically came up as examples, and he admitted that he’d be a “fool” if he didn’t think about the possibility of working for WWE if they were interested. However, he made it clear that he has unfinished business in AEW.

“Yeah, I mean, why not? New Japan is a legendary company, who wouldn’t want to wrestle for New Japan. You’ve seen a lot of people, even from AEW, work New Japan. You know what I’m saying? So, as far as WWE, I think we all have grown up with WWE, we know about that place and if they had any interest, of course, I would be a fool not to engage in that. I mean, it’s obviously something I grew up on the Attitude Era in WCW and WWE. So yeah, of course.

“But I will say this, I would definitely listen, that’s for sure. I would definitely answer the phone. Oh, definitely. Definitely something that I would definitely like to do. But I have unfinished business at All Elite Wrestling. I can’t stop with just one win you know what I’m saying?”

Battle Slam’s next event, “Thriller” is on October 30, and Black will defend his title against Mike Bailey at the show.

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