Brock Anderson’s AEW contract expires soon and it looks like he could be on his way out of the company alongside his father when it comes to an end.
Brock Anderson’s Contract Expires In May 2023
Brock Anderson could be leaving AEW in May this year. His AEW contract is reportedly up in May 2023 and it’s unlikely he will be re-signed to the company. He is not often used on TV at all and would not be a huge loss for the time being if the young star was let go.
While speaking on the exclusive interview with Steve Fall at WrestlingNewsPremium.com, Arn Anderson and Brock Anderson discussed their AEW contracts and how long they were planning to stay in the company. His father Arn revealed the details of Brock Anderson’s contract and also confirmed his deal was up the following year.
“Well, Brock’s got about, I think in May his is up, and then I have another year passed that. I’m having a great time. I’m enjoying working for the company and I’m going to certainly get that last year now. What they have for Brock and I together going forward, I don’t know. I look at things and always have going all the way back to WCW when contracts came out. When you get a guaranteed contract, your wife has the luxury of planning your life because they do it anyway. To know much time and it’s not something that’s not going to change and all that, you can map your life out. That gives me another year and a half almost to help Brock every which way I can.”
The AEW Roster Is Too Bloated For Brock Anderson
Despite showing that he has the fundamental wrestling skills down, Brock Anderson simply has not shown anything to help force his way onto AEW Dynamite.
While he is still in his early 20s and has decades to improve himself, it doesn’t look like he’ll get any TV time as it stands. The AEW roster has over 100 wrestlers signed to it and many, many wrestlers showcase talent more impressively than Brock Anderson has so far.
Established wrestlers like Claudio Castagnoli, Brian Cage and Ricky Starks have struggled for TV time over the past year. Those men are bigger stars with apparent talent than Anderson. You simply cannot justify having him on TV over the likes of Castagnoli.
Brock Anderson Needs To Reinvent Himself On The Indies
Something needs to change for Brock Anderson. In his current iteration, he will not make it as a star in AEW. He may have all the talent in the world but he has far been unable to show it in AEW.
The opportunities on AEW Dynamite have been limited. He’s mainly wrestled in squash matches and has only had matches on Dark. However, he has not overly impressed during these bouts.
His most notable match was a bout with Malakai Black on AEW Dynamite. Sadly, it lasted mere minutes and saw him being completely squashed by the star. There was such a clear gulf in ability and most importantly character work between the two that it’s clear Brock Anderson needs to leave to find a gimmick that works for him on the indies.
At the moment, he seems like a poor impression of his father but with less of the talent. Brock Anderson could well be the second coming on Arn Anderson with even more talent, but he’ll never get to show it unless he leaves AEW when his contract expires in May 2023 and goes out on his own.
Perhaps he would even benefit from a spell in the WWE Performance Centre. Some wrestlers fail in that environment and thrive elsewhere (Tay Melo being prime example) but others needs the controlled environment to find their voice and their character in wrestling.
Brock Anderson would likely lose his name and be given an awful gimmick name like Bron Breakker, but he could learn a different style of wrestling than he has in AEW and it could be the best thing for him. Other options could be a spell in Japan to work in a Dojo for a year, or an excursion to somewhere like England or Mexico.