Alex Hammerstone has requested his release from Major League Wrestling (MLW), but the company has no intention to let him go, reports Fightful Select.
The relationship between Hammerstone and MLW is now tainted, which led to Hammerstone’s request.
The former MLW World Champion hasn’t been informed if his release was granted or denied, and his existing contract runs through the end of 2025.
Hammerstone and MLW discussed a potential buyout earlier this year, as Hammerstone again relayed that he wanted to leave the company. MLW saw this as a dip in motivation since he lost the MLW World Title to Alex Kane earlier this year.
While Hammerstone is still under contract with MLW, he has been removed from the website’s roster page.
Hammerstone is currently on a monthly guarantee and enjoys pay-per-event benefits.
MLW sources stated that there were issues with an event in September, which Hammerstone asked for time off from due to a conflict in schedule.
Hammerstone’s request was granted and the money for him was allotted for something else. While Hammerstone eventually made the show, MLW could no longer afford him that month.
MLW wants Hammerstone to stick around and MSL has been talking to him. The 32-year-old wrestler is still seen as a top star and someone MLW wants to build the company around.
Hammerstone reportedly informed MLW that he was burned out earlier this year. He has neither worked for the promotion since July nor is he booked for future events at this time.