Update: More details have emerged on the meeting between Jonathan Gresham and Tony Khan, which you can read right here.
Last night’s ROH Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view was a big success for both the company and for fans, who were strapped in for a night of great action.
The opening match however was shrouded in controversy. The match saw Claudio Castagnoli capture his first major singles world title, defeating Jonathan Gresham to become the new ROH World Champion.
The controversy came when Gresham made his entrance without his usual entrance mask and jacket, and appeared to be in a bad mood. Gresham then deleted his Twitter after the defeat.
The story is not over there however, as Fightful Select (subscription required) is now reporting that Gresham has requested his release from his AEW/ROH contract.
Gresham requested his release ahead of ROH Death Before Dishonor show, with there being a lack of communication between Gresham and the company over the weekend, which he felt disrespected by, Another tipping point was the lack of time that the ROH World title match was given.
Fightful also notes that Gresham finally procured a meeting with Tony Khan before the show, where he communicated his frustration to him that led to him ‘cussing out’ Khan.
Those close to Gresham claim that, as of this moment, he is ‘done with wrestling for the foreseeable future after this month’, and that he came out without his regular entrance gear for the show because he wanted to be himself and see everything clearly for what could possibly be his last match.
It has not been confirmed if Gresham’s release has been granted, but Fightful was told that he left the arena right after his match.
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