It’s going to happen eventually. In the grand scheme of things, AEW has really not been around all that long. The promotion only debuted a little over two years ago and there are still several things that they have not done in their history. Some of these things are not going to go as well once they happen, and now we might know when one of them is coming up.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the initial contracts that AEW wrestlers signed at the time the company started should be expiring in early 2023. The contracts were mainly three years in length, but there is a fourth optional year. There is no word on which wrestlers, if any, would be interested in leaving the company and signing somewhere else.

There are some names AEW is certainly going to want to keep. Check out some of their better stars:

What did MJF have to Say about Chris Jericho before All Out? | AEW Dynamite 100, 9/1/21

Was Jungle Boy Able to Fulfill His Destiny Against the Champ? | AEW Saturday Night Dynamite, 6/26/21

Darby Allin or Ethan Page - Who Put the Nail in The Coffin? | AEW Fyter Fest Night 1, 7/14/21

Opinion: This is the kind of thing that AEW is going to have to deal with at some point and it could get interesting. Some wrestlers are certainly going to stick around but there are going to be others who receive a better offer from elsewhere and leave. That could make things more interesting and I’m curious to see how the whole thing winds up going. We’re still a little ways off, but it could get rather complicated in a hurry when it starts.

Who do you think will stay with AEW? Who will likely go elsewhere? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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