For a really long time, All Elite Wrestling was considered by many wrestlers the best place to work at. As the roster grew, a few AEW stars that joined the company in its first year started leaving. This is due to a variety of different reasons.
The promotion grew, and some wrestlers that left were simply not getting enough TV time.
Alan Angels Speaks About Why He Left AEW for Impact Wrestling
AEW has 3 TV shows, and many AEW wrestlers are now getting a chance to shine.
However, this wasn’t the case when Alan Angels was part of AEW. Alan is a former member of the Dark Order. The Dark Order was at one time one of the most popular factions in AEW. They were part of a major storyline that involved Sting and Darby Allin.
After leaving AEW, Alan joined Impact Wrestling, a promotion that is not as big as AEW. According to Alan, he was greeted with a warm welcome when he joined Impact Wrestling and he did not feel like he was ‘walking on eggshells all the time’.
"I don't feel like I'm walking on eggshells all the time. I feel like everybody there is super inviting and welcoming and I just love the camaraderie," Angels told Busted Open Radio. According to Alan, he had to constantly think about not offending anyone when he was working at AEW.
"I think with AEW, and walking on eggshells kind of sounds worse than it is, I think it's just a competitive industry in general, you know what I mean? So, I just think when you're at AEW, you kind of walk around, you don't want to upset anybody, you don't want to piss off the wrong person or anything like that," Angels said.
"So, while I'm at Impact, I don't feel like I have to worry about that as much. Not that I want to piss off the wrong guy, obviously, I don't, but there's just not that worry in the back of your mind all the time." Alan’s AEW contract expired in June 2022.
He had a chance to continue working for AEW on a per appearance deal. However, he felt like he would grow more outside the company when it came time to renew his contract. After making his Impact Wrestling debut, he became a member of The Design.
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