Pac (formerly Neville in WWE) may never return to AEW after the recent fallout with the creative.
Pac was booked for AEW’s inaugural pay-per-view Double Or Nothing that takes place on May 25 in Las Vegas. Not only was he booked to defeat Hangman Page, but the new promotion had also teased a potential AEW World Championship match that might have involved the ex-Superstar.
However, with less than a week to go for the event, Pac has pulled himself from the show due to the fact that he doesn’t want to lose to Kenny Omega in the future.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that the recent creative difference could mean that Pac will never work for AEW – not at least for now.
“Will they use [Pac] going forward? You know, not now. Will it happen later? There’s no guarantee that they ever will.
“I mean there’s no guarantee. If he loses the championship [in Dragon Gate], will they talk and bring him in if he wants it and they want it? Absolutely, there’s no… I don’t want to say that there’s no negativity towards it, but it’s not like close to insurmountable or even anything close to that. It’s you know, if they are able to book him you know where he wins some and loses some as it pertains — as it will be with everyone they’ll do that.”
Pac signed with AEW as Dragon Gate’s Open The Dream Champion and was also present with the title at AEW’s first rally in Jacksonville.
“If they are handicapped and he can never lose, it’s just — they are not going to do enough draws and DQ finishes to be able to book someone who will never lose unless they’re doing a guy they’re doing a never lose streak with and then that guy eventually has to lose too so that’s what this is all about. That’s the deal.”
What’s next for PAC in the pro wrestling business?