Shawn Spears Opens Up About AEW Absence

Shawn Spears on his AEW absence

After several months away from All Elite Wrestling, Shawn Spears returned on the October 12 edition of Dynamite, reviving his Perfect 10 gimmick. The former accountabilibuddy then teamed with FTR to defeat The Embassy's Brian Cage and Gates of Agony on the October 14 edition of Rampage. 

Following that match in Toronto, Spears opened up about why he had been absent from All Elite Wrestling.

"Oh, goddamn, I missed you. To Dax's point, no better place in the world to be [than Toronto]. But Dax's point last night, the reception you guys gave FTR, it brought a tear to my eye as well, but for different reasons. I had to follow it. But like they said, well deserved. So I've been gone for a long time, and there's been some speculation as to why. Injuries, different plans, none of that's true. I don't know if it's because I'm in Toronto. I don't know if it's because I'm home. I'm a pretty private person, but I feel like I owe you all an explanation," Spears began.

"Two months ago, I Iost my mom. She would have been front and centre like she has been at every other show if she was here tonight. But that woman is a perfect 10 in every way, shape, and form. Two blessings came out of that. Number one, we had time to say everything we ever wanted to say, to make her feel as loved as she possibly could. Most people don't have that luxury. The second blessing was that on this Mother's Day, she was the very first person to know that I was gonna be a father. So the way I see it, there's a guardian Angel looking over my soon-to-be beautiful baby boy. So I've been pulled in a bunch of different directions mentally, emotionally," he continued.

"I knew that coming home, each and every one of you would show up. Goddamn, did you ever. From the bottom of my heart, I will never, ever forget this day, and I have you all to thank for that. In this ring stands four men that I greatly admire. I admire them all as talents, I admire them all as men. Hey, Dax, if I could be half the father that you are to Finley, then I'm gonna be okay. I love you, Canada. Thank you for having us. We will be back."

Spears is currently expecting his first child with wife Cassie Lee. 

H/T to Fightful

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