I’m almost worried about the actual number. The wrestling landscape has changed dramatically in the last few months, with the emergence of AEW offering a legitimate alternative for several wrestlers. That has caused WWE to be faced with competition for the first time in a long time. With that comes some choices for the WWE roster and as it turns out, some of them are interested.
According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, a high amount of people on the WWE roster have contacted AEW, to the point where it would “blow your mind”. WWE is offering quite a bit of money to keep the talent but some of them are turning it down. Names such as Dustin Rhodes and Shawn Spears have left, though others have re-signed, such as the Usos and Mike and Maria Kanellis.
This is the kind of thing they seem to want to do. Check out Cody’s symbolic attack on WWE from Double Or Nothing:
Opinion: I can’t say I’m entirely surprised by this as there are so many people on the WWE roster that they can’t possibly accommodate everyone. What matters most though is who wants out. There are some people in WWE who aren’t likely to become major stars elsewhere, though there are some hidden gems in there as well. This could get interesting in a hurry, and that has not been the case for a long time now.
Who do you think wants out of WWE? Who will actually wind up in AEW? 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 kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the History Of In Your House.
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