A long-absent AEW star has shed some light on his current role with the company, hinting at a potential on-screen return. The star in question is none other than Rebel.
Rebel is known for her appearances alongside Britt Baker and Jamie Hayter on AEW programming. She primarily served as a manager before mysteriously disappearing when Baker and Hayter went babyface earlier this year.
Interestingly, Rebel originally joined AEW as part of the hair and makeup team in 2019, but eventually found herself in the spotlight.
In a conversation with Taylor Wilde on the latest episode of wild on, Rebel revealed that she no longer works in the hair and makeup department. She expressed her acceptance of being solely an on-screen talent.
“After I left IMPACT, I thought to myself, ‘Let’s try again’, and I started doing my hair and makeup again and I was thrown in front of the camera again. At this point, I now said: “God, I hear you. I now know that your will for me is this. I’m going to accept it and stop fighting it. I don’t do hair and makeup anymore. Just a strictly on-camera talent. “That’s what I plan to keep doing. I lost my passion for makeup and hair. I had a lot of fun in AEW. It’s a lot of fun,” Rebel said. (H/T – Fighter)
With Jamie Hayter currently sidelined, Rebel could potentially make a return alongside Britt Baker. The Doctor is gearing up for a pivotal match against Ruby Soho in the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament this week on Dynamite.
Reason why Tony Khan dropped Rebel from AEW
Tony Khan reportedly made the decision to drop Rebel from television because she didn’t fit in with her former partners. Rebel, who last competed in a dark match in August 2022, was absent from the lineup, while Britt Baker and Jamie Hayter were featured as a duo.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Rebel’s absence is assigned to her not suitable with Baker and Hayter’s current babyface roster.
“Rebel is no longer used. We were told that with Baker and Hayter as babyfaces now, we felt she wasn’t working within that act at this time.”
The last time Rebel was seen on TV was in February 2023, accompanying Jamie Hayter in his match against The Bunny.
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