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Jonathan Gresham asks for AEW/ROH release, reportedly 'cussed out' Tony Khan

Gresham lost the ROH World title to Claudio Castagnoli at Death Before Dishonor.
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Jonathan Gresham has requested to be released from AEW/ROH.

As was first reported by Fightful, Gresham requested to be released from his AEW/ROH contract on Saturday. The request was made prior to ROH's Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view.

We have confirmed that Gresham asked for his release.

Gresham lost the ROH World Championship to Claudio Castagnoli in the opening match of the Death Before Dishonor main card. Fightful wrote that they were told "there was a lack of communication between the company and Gresham leading up to the weekend, and Gresham was said to have felt disrespected by this. Among other things, we learned that the lack of time for the world title match was a tipping point as well."

FIghtful noted that Gresham finally met with Tony Khan before Death Before Dishonor and "was said to have communicated the frustration that led to him 'cussing out' Khan."

Gresham was ROH World Champion when the promotion was purchased by Khan this March. Gresham signed a contract with AEW/ROH in April.

Fightful wrote that they were told from Gresham's side of things that he's done with wrestling for the foreseeable future after this month. Gresham is scheduled to be part of the card for Ric Flair's Last Match on Sunday, July 31, facing Nick Wayne, Alan Angels, and Konosuke Takeshita in a four-way match.

Gresham has had four matches on AEW programming, wrestling at Battle of the Belts II and on AEW Rampage and AEW Dark. He faced Bandido at April's ROH Supercard of Honor PPV and Castagnoli at Death Before Dishonor.

Gresham deactivated his Twitter account after Death Before Dishonor.