The opening matchup of this past Saturday’s ROH Death Before Dishonor PPV saw Claudio Castagnoli beat Jonathan Gresham to become the new ROH World Champion. There were then reports moments later that the former ROH World Champion would deactivate his Twitter account as he was unhappy with Khan’s decision of him losing the ROH World Championship and that would lead to rumors and speculations on his status with AEW/ROH.
Fightful Select reports that Jonathan Gresham met with Tony Khan before the ROH Death Before Dishonor PPV Event and revealed the frustrations he had, mainly due to the fact that Khan has been having lack of communication with him and how he felt disrespected because of that. The reports also mentions how Gresham “cussed out” the AEW and ROH owner before asking for his release after Gresham found out that he will be dropping the title and the ROH World Title Match would not be given much time. Gresham has essentially carried the brand since news broke out that ROH will be going on a major hiatus and since he became the Undisputed ROH World Champion at this past December’s Final Battle Event as he has been defending the title at different shows across multiple promotions all around the world.
Gresham is reportedly one of the most liked people in the wrestling business and what happened seemed to be totally out of character, so whatever went on backstage seemed to be bothering him so much that he reacted the way he did. Updates will be provided on the situation between Gresham and Khan once it has been made available.