REPORT: Mike Santana no longer with AEW

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Mike Santana has finished up with AEW with the company removing his profile from its roster page.

It was noted that Santana’s profile had been removed with Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful confirming that the performer is no longer with AEW.

Santana – real name Mike Draztik – signed with AEW in 2019 alongside former tag partner Ortiz, who had been wrestling as LAX. The duo had been four-time IMPACT Wrestling tag champions.

LAX made their debut in AEW at the All Out pay-per-view in August 2019 and joined Chris Jericho’s Inner Circle alongside Sammy Guevara and Jake Hager.

The two were involved in several key matches in the infancy of AEW including the first-ever Stadium Stampede match at Double or Nothing in May 2020 and a Parking Lot Fight against Trent Beretta & Chuck Taylor in September 2020.

In 2021, they were part of another Stadium Stampede match, and the first Blood & Guts match with The Inner Circle against The Pinnacle.

In 2022, Santana was part of the first Anarchy in the Arena after The Inner Circle had disbanded, and Santana & Ortiz were opposing the Jericho Appreciation Society.

Santana suffered a serious knee injury in June 2022 during another Blood & Guts and was out of action for over a year.

He returned in 2022 for a feud with former partner Ortiz after the two had a legitimate falling out and stopped teaming together. It culminated with Santana beating Ortiz in a No DQ match last October on an episode of Rampage.

Santana has not wrestled for AEW since the match with Ortiz and has been wrestling on various independents and became the House of Glory champion last December when he beat Matt Cardona.

He recently shared that he has been sober for the past year.

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