Bobby Fish, WWE
Bobby Fish as a member of the Undisputed Era. WWE


  • Bobby Fish is expected to return to WWE after his AEW deal expired
  • Reuniting with Roderick Strong in NXT seems to be the likely course
  • Becoming a trainer in developmental is also on the cards for Fish

WWE could be welcoming back a face from its developmental territory after rumors started floating around that Bobby Fish was done with All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

Dave Meltzer reported on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio that Fish's main gripe with AEW was his booking.

"He's done. It's confirmed, he's done. Whatever the deal was, either he was not offered a renewal or he chose to not to be renewed. He had said things. He had complained on his podcast about not getting enough matches," said the well-known pro wrestling insider.

Mike Johnson of PW Insider provided confirmation on Meltzer's report, stating that Fish is now a free agent after his contract expired on August 31.

With Fish on the market, it is likely he returns to WWE thanks to his latest comments regarding Triple H and how much he respects him for his vision about the business during a recent podcast appearance.

Going back to NXT makes the most sense for Fish, 46, at this point in his career because he is not getting any younger and could have one more run with current Diamond Mine leader Roderick Strong in a tag team angle.

The storyline could possibly kickstart with Strong being kicked out of the faction by The Creed Brothers, composed of Brutus and Julius Creed, with Fish making the save.

Strong would have his doubts about reuniting with his former Undisputed Era stablemate since the group went their separate ways after Adam Cole turned on Kyle O'Reilly then.

Fish would have to do more of the legwork in terms of putting the tag team together, to which Strong is expected to accept and take on the Diamond Mine in a series of matches.

But because of the veteran status of Fish and Strong, seeing The Creed Brothers take home the rivalry makes the most sense since NXT is all about developing the next homegrown stars of WWE.

From here, WWE could opt to bring them up to the main roster to help bolster their tag team scene or decide Strong would remain a singles competitor and Fish becoming a trainer behind the scenes.

Fish revealed on Chris Van Vliet's Insight podcast that he was preparing himself for a performer-coach role with NXT, but was released before such plans came to fruition.

The former Ring of Honor standout has been around the world throughout his career and ending it with one last run as a tag team with Strong would be a strong draw because of the nostalgia factor.

However, his history of injuries could have WWE play it more cautiously and instead have him back on the roster as someone to help prepare the new performers for a possible main roster call-up.

Whatever the case may be, Fish returning to WWE is almost a foregone conclusion and it may only be a matter of time before it materializes.

Bobby Fish, Roderick Strong
Bobby Fish (left) in a match with former stablemate Roderick Strong (right) on the August 3, 2021 episode of NXT. WWE