AJ Kinds has been within the information consistently over the previous few months.
Initially, Kinds signed a brand new WWE deal earlier this 12 months that he has since mentioned will probably be his final within the business.
Kinds plans to retire on the finish of the present contract – in truth, he desires to retire now – and he has plans to be a scout for WWE as soon as his in-ring profession is finished.
Matt Jackson of the Younger Bucks revealed that AEW held talks with Kinds when his WWE deal was expiring and even obtained so far as pitching his debut alongside the Good Brothers.
In the meantime, inside WWE, Kinds has moved from RAW to SmackDown as a result of he didn’t need to work with Paul Heyman any longer after being advised by Vince McMahon himself that the previous ECW proprietor was instrumental within the launch of Kinds’ shut allies, The Good Brothers.
Talking on his Twitch stream, Kinds admitted he held talks with AEW however mentioned no cash was mentioned.
“Yeah, there have been talks,” Kinds revealed. “Look, it’s a enterprise. My contract in WWE was going to run out and there have been talks occurring.
“The Bucks are my buddies. We by no means mentioned cash or something, however there have been talks about coming in.
“Once more, it’s all enterprise.”
Jackson additionally mentioned that Kinds would find yourself thanking him for the talks because it prompted WWE to offer Kinds a large payrise he couldn’t resist.
The Good Brothers obtained the identical bumper deal, however had been launched round six months later as a part of WWE’s cull in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Satirically, Heyman is now on Friday nights, precisely the place Kinds is, as he flanks the heel Roman Reigns.
Will Kinds work with Reigns and thus Heyman? It’s unlikely given all that’s transpired however, then once more, there could possibly be some huge cash in it, too.
Triple H has already mentioned there will probably be one other WWE draft this 12 months – which talkSPORT hears could possibly be as early as October – so if Kinds heads again to RAW, you recognize why! On prime of wanting to look at his son play highschool soccer on Friday nights, in fact.