One of AEW’s first talent signings announces his departure from the company

Shawn Spears was one of the first AEW talent signings during the launch of the company in 2019. On Thursday, Spears announced his departure from AEW with the following message via Twitter/X…

“What a wonderful time it has been. Thank you @AEW for allowing me to be there from the ground level. It’s been a fantastic 5 years of growth and personal development. This is a personal choice and one that is best for me and my family at this time. Thank you to all, staff and talent alike for the memories. ❤️ #10

Most importantly, to the incredible fans of ALL professional wrestling: I love you guys. I really do.”

Spears and his wife Cassie Lee (formerly Peyton Royce in WWE) are expecting their second child in 2024.