Jack Perry disputes report about his situation with AEW and claims he was denied a release

After being off AEW television for months due to a suspension, Jack Perry resurfaced at the NJPW Battle in the Valley event in January. After attacking Shota Umino, Perry took out his “AEW contract” and ripped it up.

This week, it was reported by Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com that Perry is expected to make “an eventual return” to AEW following the NJPW stint. However, F4WOnline’s Bryan Alvarez issued a follow-up report and stated that Perry asked for a release but was denied. Alvarez noted the following…

“Jack Perry both disputes the claim that he continually apologized or asked for forgiveness in the months following his backstage fight with CM Punk at last August’s AEW All In, or that there are any current plans for an AEW return. According to Perry, he didn’t hear from AEW head Tony Khan for two months following All In at London’s Wembley Stadium. Perry said he never texted to say he was sorry and told Khan’s lawyers he would not initiate first contact.”

It was added that Perry reportedly spoke with Khan before AEW Full Gear to discuss a return but those plans were scrapped when CM Punk returned to WWE at Survivor Series. Perry has apparently not spoken to Khan in months nor did he receive approval for what he has done in NJPW such as tearing up the “contract” with AEW.