Colt Cabana Had No Interest In WWE Return Following ROH Departure
Boom Boom had a forgettable run in WWE as Scotty Goldman
Colt Cabana has done it all - singlehandedly kicked off the wrestling podcast boom, helped reimagine how the wrestling merchandising business could operate, and wrestled in many major promotions all over the world, including the WWE.
Although Cabana’s WWE run as Scotty Goldman was brief, he had no plans on erasing the stink of the What’s Crackin’ host with another run and eventually settled in AEW, telling Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp:
"It was at the point where I was done, in my mind, with Ring of Honor, I was starting with New Japan and [Yano]," Cabana began. "I kinda wanted that to be my main thing and then I would just do the independents. I just wasn’t ready to be a full-time commentator like Ring of Honor had me. So, I kinda gave my notice. I never signed a contract with them. It was always a handshake deal. So, I gave them a two-month notice. I said, ‘I’m going to be done in November.’ At that point, I didn’t say anything to WWE. I had no interest in that. But, I did say to the Bucks, ‘Hey, this is where I’m at. I’m not really even asking. I’m letting you know if it’s something you’re interested in, my options are now open. My handshake deal is done.’”
Cabana now works on-screen in AEW as a member of The Dark Order, and also works backstage for the company.