AEW Star Marko Stunt, who is one of the company’s most beloved talent as well as one of the company’s fastest rising and brightest stars, made his AEW debut at the first-ever Double Or Nothing PPV on May 25th, 2019. He last competed for AEW on the October 4 episode of Dark: Elevation, when he teamed with Fuego del Sol for a lost to The Pinnacle’s Shawn Spears and Wardlow. Prior to that, Marko Stunt faced Serpentico in Singles action on the October 5 episode of Dark and came out of the match on the losing end.
Marko Stunt recently took to his Twitter account and revealed that he is now accepting indie bookings and that he is ready to compete in places outside of the United States. Stunt then revealed the dates he has open, which he would love to use as the dates for the bookings. The dates that Stunt mentioned are interestingly all weekends and none of them are Wednesdays, which is when AEW airs their Dynamite episode and even tapes a number of episodes of Rampage.
It was revealed on the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Stunt is still under contract to AEW and he is still being paid by the company, despite being off of AEW TV for a number of months and unlike the WWE, who does mass releases, AEW is trying to be different by only releasing talents for disciplinary reasons, but the company will reportedly not be renewing contracts of talents, who’s deals are coming up if they aren’t being used.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter also stated that this doesn’t necessarily mean the company will not be renewing Marko Stunt’s AEW deal once it expires, which according to PWInsider.com is set to happen soon, but it was pointed out that Stunt not being present at the time that Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus of Jurassic Express became the AEW World Tag Team Champions by defeating The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fenix) was really significant and that could turn out to be a massive contributing factor to whether or not they re-sign him.
There’s still a big possibility that AEW re-signs Marko Stunt, but with their roster being so stacked right now and AEW continuing to sign new stars, it is believed that several departures will be coming in the next few months. The company doesn’t intend to announce their departures, but will instead let their talents’ contracts quietly expire. There’s also a possibility that the company will bring Marko Stunt as well as other wrestlers sometime in the future to work with the promotion for a one-off only type of deal or something to that degree, but that remains to be seen.
You can check out Marko Stunt’s tweet below:
As of right now, I am accepting indie bookings, and I’m ready to go anywhere! I have my passport as well ???— Mr. Fun Size (@realmarkostunt) January 26, 2022
I have open dates that’d I’d love to fill!
Feb – 11/12, 18/19, 25/26
March – 18/19, 25
April – 1/2, 8/9, 15/16, 22/23
May – 6/7, 13/14, 20/21, 27/28 pic.twitter.com/Me3ipibuCW