Released AEW Stars Share Text Messages Refuting Tony Khan Claims They No Showed Events

Released AEW Stars Share Text Messages Refuting Tony Khan Claims They No Showed Events AEW

Released AEW stars Brent and Brandon Tate, also known as Dalton Castle’s Boys, has shared text messages refuting Tony Khan’s claims of no showing events.

On April 1, All Elite Wrestling made their first round of talent cuts for the company since their inception in 2019, releasing 10 wrestlers from their active contacts.

Two stars who were released were The Tate Twins, also known as Dalton Castle’s Boys. The duo have worked for both AEW and ROH, primarily in an act alongside Castle on Ring of Honor TV.

During the ROH Supercard of Honor 2024 conference call, Tony Khan revealed that he released The Tate Twins due to allegedly no showing events.

After teasing that they would address this, Brandon Tate took to social media to share a message thread explaining the situation that led to their release. In regards to their release, Brandon said:

“We had planned to stay quiet publicly about our release to take nothing away from the biggest show of the year for ROH in Supercard tonight out of respect to the locker room that will be on it.”

“Due to Tony’s comments and the numerous fans, media outlets, friends and coworkers that have reached out to us, that isn’t an option for us anymore.”

“We want to apologize to the Ring of Honor fans and to the AEW fans that were invested in the storyline and were expecting the both of us to be there.”

On Tony Khan’s claims, Brandon wrote:

“With so many fans wanting answers in addition to numerous people that have voiced their comments at the thought of us really just no showing on the some of the biggest opportunities of our lives due to Tony Khan’s statements, here it is.”

“My brother and I were told that we would be included in this story through Supercard and there were plans for us to be with John and Taya leading up to the show.”

“We were asked to pitch several ideas for ourselves insinuating we would get the opportunity to show that we can wrestle more in the future.”

Explaining what led to the duo missing a show, Brandon explained:

“On March 16th, our scheduled date following “Dalton losing custody”, for the first time in our history of flying in North America previously with Sinclair ROH and now Tony Khan’s ROH, our travel was booked out of Nashville instead of our home airport of Knoxville. (The screenshots of this interaction with management and travel including the times are in the comments.”

“On Monday April 1st, we were contacted by management accompanied by HR on a call to inform us of our release due to ‘budget cuts.'”

“At that time we raised concerns and repeatedly questioned if the release was due to the travel issues, we were repeatedly and adamantly assured that this was not the case and based solely on budget cuts.”

On their reaction since hearing Tony Khan’s comments, Brandon wrote:

“Since Tony’s statement, we reached out yesterday providing the specific details asking for Tony to clear this up. We have gotten no response.”

“Unfortunately in the court or public opinion for a lot of people commenting, it’s assumed that we’re guilty from 1 man’s words until we now have to prove we’re not.”

“We’re now forced to release this info along with the screenshot proof to keep people from putting us down on social media or on this evening’s show.”

“We understand that putting this out is detrimental to our careers but our back is against the wall on this and it was either this or let Tony Khan go on saying we no showed.”

Tony Khan has yet to comment on The Tate Twins’ response to his claims from the ROH Supercard of Honor conference call.

The Tate Twins also shared screenshots of their corresponding with an AEW staff member to set up their travel for the events in question.

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