Another round to them. Despite being around only about six months, AEW has become a special kind of wrestling promotion. Their weekly series Dynamite has not even aired ten shows yet and suddenly feels like one of the most interesting things that wrestling has seen in years. It is also becoming an issue for WWE, as several WWE wrestlers seem interested in going over to the other side. That is true of unsigned wrestlers as well, and one more looks likely to go to AEW.

One of the most talked about parts of AEW has been its women’s division. The division features a lot of lesser known mainstream talent with very few names being established as top stars. That leaves a big opening for other wrestlers to come fill in the gaps, meaning there could be places for independent talent to be signed. That seems to be the case now, with WWE losing out on a name.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Kris Stadtlander is leaning towards signing with AEW over WWE, though nothing has been finalized as of yet. Stadtlander has been rumored to be interested in going to WWE with the company showing an interest of its own. However, Stadtlander has wrestled twice for AEW now, with an appearance on both Dark and Dynamite. It is not currently known when Stadtlander will sign with either promotion.

Stadtlander has been around AEW for a bit. Check out some of her work there and elsewhere:

Opinion: Stadtlander is someone who would be an easy signing for a lot of companies as she is big, strong and has a charisma to her that draws fans in. It is understandable that both companies want her, but would you want to wrestle down in NXT and take years to make the main roster when you can be wrestling on Dynamite on national television so soon? That is an advantage that AEW has and WWE is rare to offer the same, which is going to make for some interesting changes over the next few years.

Do you think Stadtlander will sign with AEW? Who will jump from WWE? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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