Now that he hasn’t appeared on television for months, there’s a major update on his status. Blanchard joined AEW in 2019 and served as the on-air manager for FTR until March 2022, when he was fired. After joining Ring of Honor, he created Tully Blanchard Enterprises with Brian Cage and The Gates of Agony, which he then “sold” to Prince Nana at Death Before Dishonor. However, Blanchard is no longer contracted with any promotions.
“I am no longer with AEW or Ring of Honor or any subsidiaries thereof,” Blanchard revealed on “Two Man Power Trip.” “That sounded pretty legal, didn’t it?” Later, Blanchard explained that his resignation wasn’t simply due to the expiration of his contract. “It wasn’t as simple as that,” he said. Although he will likely continue to participate in autograph signings, Blanchard expressed his wrestling career is likely to be over.
The WWE Hall of Famer competed in AEW once, in 2021, when he teamed with FTR to defeat Jurassic Express. Blanchard has been asked to work a final match against Ricky Steamboat, but did not want to embarrass himself.
When asked if he enjoyed his time in AEW, Blanchard said, “Yes, I did.” Regarding a return to any company, though, he stated, “I’m probably done with it.” Blanchard also claimed that AEW did not ask him for advice, and WWE did not ask him for advice. “Where else would you go except those two places?” He also said a lot of guys in AEW did not know who he was, so they did not ask him for advice.