Back in August, All Elite Wrestling released Jimmy Havoc, Bea Priestley and Sadie Gibbs. Havoc was let go by the promotion following allegations during the Speaking Out Movement, while Priestley and Gibbs were released primarily because they were unable to travel to the United States during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Athletes were restricted from travelling between the United States and Canada earlier this year because of the pandemic. Both Evil Uno and Stu Grayson reside in the Great White North and the Dark Order tag team told the Ottawa Sun they were at risk of being cut because they were unable to travel to Jacksonville, Florida for Dynamite tapings.
Evil Uno said: "We travel every two weeks (to Florida) and quarantine in between. We don't leave our houses; that's a stress. There was a time where it was very uncertain for both of us because we couldn't make it to work for several months, so we were at risk of being cut. We didn't know the scope of what COVID would be like. We also didn't know what kind of financial hit AEW was going to take. It was stressful at first, but now it feels like the norm. We have deep roots in this area, we helped build up this whole wrestling scene over the past 15 years. We're still within the decision phase."